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Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets 10/12/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers
October 12, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -3.5 / Denver Nuggets +3.5
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The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Wednesday in preseason NBA action at the Toyota Arena. The Denver Nuggets have lost 6 of their last 8 preseason games. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost 8 of their last 11 preseason games.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 101 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Zeke Nnaji is averaging 15 points and 6 rebounds, while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 12 points and 1 rebound. Jeff Green is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 121 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 32.9 percent shooting. Luke Kennard is averaging 16 points and 1 rebound, while Moses Brown is averaging 14 points and 13 rebounds. Moussa Diabaté is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 44.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 18.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 55 rebounds per game.

The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 overall. The under is 15-5-1 in Clippers last 21 games playing on 2 days rest. The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.

The Denver Nuggets haven’t looked all that great in 3 preseason games, and that’s expected, given they’re a team that knows what it has. The Los Angeles Clippers have been competitive through 3 tries, and even their loss to the Timberwolves was back and forth. Last preseason game for the Clippers, so they could play some of their key guys a bit. Also, Ontario doesn’t get NBA games, so I’d expect guys to want to put on a show. Either way, give me the Clippers and the small number.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Los Angeles Clippers -3.5

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Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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