In this high caliber Western duel between the first and fourth best squads of the conference, the first Denver Nuggets (27-12), who have lost only once in their last 7 games, are hosting the fourth Denver Nuggets (24-16), who are looking to extend a winning streak of their own.
Date/Time: 01-10-2019, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Denver Nuggets -5.5
Denver Nuggets have a 27-12 record (22-17 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the West. They have won six of their last seven matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Heat with a 103-99 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by by Nikola Jokic with 19.2 ppg, adding team highs both in dimes made with 7.5 and in boards grabbed with 10.1 per game. He is followed by Jamal Murray with 18.4 ppg, 4.5 boards and 5 dimes per game.
Los Angeles Clippers have a 24-16 record (24a-16 against the spread) so far this season and re currently tied with the Rockets in the 4th place of the West. They have three consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Hornets with a 128-109 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tobias Harris 21.1 ppg, adding a team high 8 boards per game. He is followed by Danilo Gallinari with 19.5 ppg and 6.2 boards, while Lou Williams adds 18.5 ppg.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season each team won once (Nuggets on the road by 9 points and Clippers at home by 22). Nuggets have a 16-3 home record, while the Clippers are 10-10 on the road. Clippers are better offensively, scoring 116 ppg to Nuggets’ 110.5, while Nuggets are better defensively, allowing 105.5 ppg to Clippers’ 114.1. Clippers have better percentages both in field goals (47.5% to 46.4%) and in 3-pointers (38.5% to 35%). Nuggets on the other hand are better both in boards grabbed (47.1 to 45.8), in turnovers committed (13.5 to 14) and in dimes made (27.3 to 22.8). Nuggets are one of the best home teams in the league and Vegas odds give them a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for another home win.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction: Denver Nuggets -5.5 (-109)
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