Clippers vs. Nuggets - 1/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (18-25) at Los Angeles Clippers (29-14)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Altitude, FS-Prime Ticket
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets face off on Monday at he Staples Center in NBA Western Conference action.
The LA Clippers are 30-14 this season and they have won their last four games. The Clippers are averaging 107.4 points per game and they are shooting 47.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 100.1 points and their opponents are shooting 45.2 percent. Blake Griffin leads the Clippers averaging 23 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game. Chris Paul is averaging 17.5 points and 9.8 assists, Jamal Crawford is averaging 15.6 points, and J.J. Reddick is averaging 15.1 points. The Clippers are 11-7 at home and 7-3 in their last 10 games.
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The Denver Nuggets are 18-26 this season and have lost their last six games. The Nuggets are averaging 101.9 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 1-4.5 points and their opponents are shooting 45.2 percent. Ty Lawson leads the Nuggets averaging 17 points and 10 assists per game. Arron Afflalo is averaging 15.2 points, Wilson Chandler is averaging 14 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Kenneth Faried is averaging 11.9 points and 9.1 rebounds. The Nuggets are 6-14 on the road this season and 4-6 in their last 10 games.
Los Angeles is 3-7 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 4-1 against the spread against the Western Conference, and 0-5 against the spread on no rest. Denver is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 1-4 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games. The home team has covered the point spread in the last eight meetings of these two.
Even with the total set at 215.5 I have this one going over the total and the over is my free pick.