Nuggets vs. Clippers - 4/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (50-26) at Denver Nuggets (28-47)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +8.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, ALT2
The Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets square off Saturday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 100.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22.2 points and 7.7 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 19.2 points and 10.2 assists. J.J. Redick is shooting 47.4 percent from the field and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 51.2 percent from the field and 41 percent from deep in their last five games. The Clippers are one of the hottest teams in the league right now and still have a shot for the second seed in the West. Eight of the Clippers last 12 losses have come on the road.
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The Denver Nuggets look for a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 100.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 103.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 15.5 points and 9.5 assists while Wilson Chandler is averaging 13.5 points and six rebounds. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari is shooting 37.5 percent from the field. The Denver Nuggets are coming off a Friday loss to the Spurs in which they allowed 55.3 percent shooting and gave up 56 second half points. The Nuggets are allowing 48.3 percent shooting in their last five games. Five of the Nuggets last eight victories have come on their home court.
The Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The Clippers are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
It's hard to bet against the Clippers with the way they're playing, and it's easy to bet against the Nuggets who are getting smacked around left and right. I look for the Clippers to win by double digits.