The Nuggets shocked everyone by winning two straight games in the series and tying it to 3-3 wins. They are now facing the Clippers on Game 7 of this Western Semifinal and the winner will face the Lakers in the Conference Finals. Denver overcame a 19-point LA deficit in game 6 and has now won 5 consecutive games when facing elimination in this postseason.
Date/Time: 09-15-2020, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Clippers -7.5 Total: +207.5
LA had a 49-23 record in the regular season (41-31 ATS). They finished in the second place of the West. They have back-to-back losses. In their last game they lost by Denver in Game 6, 98-111. They were an 8.5-point favorite and didn’t cover the spread.
Kawhi Leonard leads the team in scoring with 29.4 ppg, in rebounding with 9.6 per game and in assists made with 5.5. Paul George adds 21.1 ppg and 6.3 rebounds.
Denver had a 46-27 record in the regular season (33-36-4 ATS). They finished in the third place of the West. They have back-to-back wins. In their last game they won the Clippers in game six, 111-98. They were an -8.5 underdog and managed to beat the odds.
Jamal Murray leads the team both in scoring with 26.1 ppg and in assists made with 6.5. Nikola Jokic also adds 26.1 ppg, 5.5 assists and a team-high 9.9 rebounds per game.
LA leads Denver 5-4 wins this season.
Clippers have a better offense (116.3 to 110.6) and 3-point percentage (37.2% to 36.4%).
They also grab more rebounds (47.2 to 43.7).
On the other hand, Nuggets have a better defense (109.3 to 110 ppg) and field goal percentage (47.2% to 46.8%).
They also dish more dimes (26.1 to 23.4) and commit fewer turnovers per game (13.6 to 14.4).
Both teams have almost identical
Bookmakers give the Clippers a -7.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. Nuggets proved that they are tough to beat and in a game seven anything can happen. It will surely be a closer game than that tonight.
Nuggets vs Clippers Game 7 Prediction: Denver Nuggets +7.5 (-113)