Sunday’s highly anticipated game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets is set to take place at 10 p.m. ET at the Ball Arena. As an expert NBA sports handicapper, we are excited to provide our opinion on who will win this thrilling game.
Both teams have some notable injuries heading into this game. Clippers’ C Ivica Zubac (calf) will be out, while the Nuggets will miss G Cole Gillespie (leg), F Aaron Gordon (ribs), and F Zeke Nnaji (shoulder). So watching the injury report for any last-minute updates is essential.
Our prediction for this game is close, with the Nuggets coming out on top with a score of 110-104. First, however, let’s dive deeper into why we believe the Nuggets will win.
The Nuggets are 4-4 when playing without a break and have defeated the Clippers five times in a row (three times this season) and eight of their last nine meetings. Moreover, the Nuggets have a remarkable 27-4 record at home, while the Clippers have an 18-15 record on the road. Given these numbers, we believe the Nuggets will come out on top in this game. However, we won’t bet on the moneyline as the small spread offers better value.
Against The Spread:
The Nuggets have defeated the Clippers by at least ten points in all three meetings this season. Additionally, the Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games after a defeat, and they are 21-10 ATS at home overall. Furthermore, they have a perfect 5-1 ATS record when playing opponents with a winning road record. On the other hand, the Clippers have a road record of 18-15 ATS this year, but they have a 1-5 ATS record in their last six contests when playing opposition with a winning average of .600 or higher. Thus, we believe the Nuggets will cover the spread of -2.5 (-115).
The combined score of the two clubs’ three meetings this season is 218. Although the Over was 4-0 in the Clippers’ last four games when they scored 125 points or more in the previous game, and it is 4-1 in the Nuggets’ last five home games, we are leaning towards the head-to-head tendency for Sunday. Therefore, we believe the final score will go UNDER 233.5 (-115).
In conclusion, we predict that the Denver Nuggets will come out on top against the Los Angeles Clippers with a score of 110-104. We believe the Nuggets will cover the spread of -2.5 (-115), and the final score will go UNDER 233.5 (-115). Don’t forget to check the injury report for any last-minute changes before placing your bets.
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