Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 1/12/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Pepsi Center)
Nuggets -1 O/U 221
The LA Clippers travel to the Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets in a battle of premier Western Conference teams. The Clippers come in on a two-game winning streak, sneaking away with wins over the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks to improve their record to 27-12 on the season. The Nuggets escaped Dallas with a road win over the Mavericks winning the game 107-106 to improve their record to 26-11 on the season.
The Clippers boast one of the best offenses in the NBA led by finals MVP Kwahi Leonard. The Clipppers offense averages 115.8 points per game to rank 4th in the NBA. Kwahi comes into this game averaging 25.6 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 7.6 per game. Kwahi’s main counterpart Paul George has missed the last two games and is listed as day-to-day but comes in averaging 23.5 points per game and adding 6 rebounds for the Clippers.
Denver brings an average offense into the game averaging 109.1 points per game to rank 19th in the NBA and is led by all-star center Nikola Jokic who averages 19.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and adds 6.4 assists to lead the team in all categories. The back court is ran by Jamal Murray who averages 17.7 points per game while adding 4.8 assists.
The Denver defense is the key to their success this season allowing opponents to score 105.2 points per game to rank 5th in the NBA, while the Clippers have allowed opponents to score 109.8 points per game to rank them 15th in the NBA.
The Nuggets come into this game having covered the spread in three of their last four games while the Clippers have struggled as of late not covering in their last three games but have been a solid bet this season with a 21-18 record ATS. With Paul George’s status in the air, the Nuggets depth and big man presence should allow them to win this game at home. Final score prediction, the Nuggets win the game and cover the spread with a final score of 115-109.