Thursday, March 16, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 40-27. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 32-35. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 111.0 points per game and surrendering 110.7, good for a point differential of 0.3.
DeAndre Jordan comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 13.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 70% while his free throw percentage is currently at 49%. Blake Griffin averages 21.4 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Wilson Chandler averages 16.1 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Los Angeles averages 107.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.96 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Denver averages 111 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.21 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 5th with 15.3 per game. The Nuggets allow 110.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 111.6 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 112.8 and they have a defensive rating of 112.6. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 33-34-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 35-30-2 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 36-30-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 42-24-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/13/17 F Wilson Chandler Groin "?" Thursday vs. LA Clippers
03/10/17 F Kenneth Faried Back out indefinitely
03/04/17 G Mo Williams Knee out for season
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -1.5
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