Denver Nuggets (53-33) at Los Angeles Clippers (56-28)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 9:00 pm (AdventHealth Arena)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -7 -- Over/Under: 207.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Tuesday in game seven of NBA playoff action at the AdventHealth Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers have a chance to make their first ever conference finals appearance with a victory here. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 116.1 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 29.4 points and 9.6 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 21.1 points and 3.9 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets will advance to their first conference finals since the 2008-09 season with a victory here. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 107 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 26.1 points and 6.5 assists while Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.1 points and 9.9 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jerami Grant is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Semifinals games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 Tuesday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-0-2 in Nuggets last 7 overall. The under is 5-0-2 in Clippers last 7 overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I've been saying since they were down 1-3 in the series that you shouldn't count out the Nuggets just yet, as this team is capable of getting back in this thing as long as they bring more effort defensively. The Nuggets are allowing 99.6 points in their last three games against the Clippers, which is their best stretch during these playoffs. The offense is there for Denver to go toe-to-toe with the Clippers, it's about getting stops. And while the Nuggets are a young team for the most part, this will be their fourth game seven in the last two playoffs, and they just came back down 1-3, so they've done a ton go growing these last two seasons. The Clippers should be favored for obvious reasons, but I want the Nuggets and the points, a side we've been on from the start.