The second and third-best teams currently in the West face off tonight, when the 3rd Los Angeles Clippers (39-18), are hosting the 2nd Denver Nuggets (40-18), with both teams having won their last two matches and looking to extend those small winning streaks in this game.
Date/Time: 02-28-2020, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Clippers -5.5
Los Angeles Clippers have a 39-19 record (31-27 against the spread) and are sitting in the third place of the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Suns with a 102-92 score, beating the odds. Kawhi Leonard leads the team both in scoring with 27.1 ppg and in rebounding with 7.7, adding 5.2 assists per game. Paul George follows with 21 ppg, 5.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.
Denver Nuggets have a 40-18 record (27-27-4 against the spread) and are sitting in the second place of the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against the Pistons with a 115-98 score, beating the odds. Nikola Jokic leads the team in scoring with 20.8 ppg, in rebounding with 10 and in assists made with 6.8 per game. Jamal Murray follows with 18.9 ppg, 3.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Nuggets won at home with a 114-104 score. Clippers are 23-6 at home, while the Nuggets are 17-11 on the road. Clippers are better offensively, scoring 115.6 ppg to Nuggets’ 110.7, while Nuggets are better defensively, allowing 106.8 ppg to Clippers’ 109.8. Nuggets have a better field goal percentage (46.9% to 46.2%), while Clippers have a better 3-point percentage (36.5% to 35.6%). Clippers are better in boards grabbed (48.2 to 44.6), while Nuggets are better both in dimes made (26.5 to 23.9) and in turnovers committed (13.5 to 15). Bookmakers give the Clippers a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory tonight.
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers Pick: Los Angeles Clippers -5.5 (-111)
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