The Nuggets lived to fight another day with a game 5 win. They are up against the Clippers once again in Game 6 of this Western Semifinal. This will be another win-or-go-home situation for Denver who are looking to tie the series and force a seventh game. LA still has a commanding 3-2 lead.
Date/Time: 09-13-2020, 13:00 EDT
Spread: Denver Nuggets +8 Total: +215
The Nuggets finished the regular season with a 46-27 record (33-36-4 ATS). They were 3rd in the West. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak. They won the Clippers in game 5, 111-105. They were an 8.5-point underdog and managed to cover the spread.
Jamal Murray leads the team both in scoring with 26.5 ppg and in assists made with 6.6. Nikola Jokic follows with 25.4 ppg, 5.3 assists and a team-high 9.6 rebounds per game.
The Clippers finished the regular season with a 49-23 record (41-31 ATS). They were 2nd in the West. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak end. They lost by Denver in Game five, 105-111. They were an -8.5 favorite and failed to beat the odds.
Kawhi Leonard leads the team in scoring with 29.8 ppg, in rebounding with 9.7 per game and in assists made with 5.5. Paul George adds 20 ppg and 6.3 rebounds.
Clippers lead the Nuggets 5-3 wins this season.
LA is better offensively (116.5 to 110.6), in rebounding (47.3 to 43.8) and in 3-point percentage (37.2% to 36.3%).
On the other hand, Denver are better defensively (109.4 to 109.9 ppg), in assists made (26.1 to 23.4) and in turnovers committed (13.6 to 14.4).
Both teams have almost identical field goal percentage (47.1% to 46.9%)
Bookmakers give the Clippers a -8 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They are too good to let Denver carry the momentum and win this one also because then everything can happen in a potential Game 7.
Clippers vs Nuggets Game 6 Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -8 (-111)