Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets Free NBA Picks & Odds 1-21-2017
by Tony Sink - 1/20/2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 2 point favorites.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 29-15. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.0 as they are averaging 108.1 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 17-24. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.6 points per game and surrendering 111.6, good for a point differential of -2.1.
DeAndre Jordan comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 13.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 69% while his free throw percentage is currently at 52%. J.J. Redick averages 15.5 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Wilson Chandler averages 16.1 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Los Angeles averages 108.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Denver averages 109.6 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 27th with 15.5 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Nuggets force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 111.7 and a defensive rating of 105.6. In terms of pace they average 96.3 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 32% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 110.6 and they have a defensive rating of 112.7. They get 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.7 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 22-22-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-20-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 21-20-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 30-10-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Blake Griffin Knee expected to miss 3-6 weeks
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
01/18/17 PG Chris Paul Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/20/17 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
01/20/17 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
01/20/17 G Gary Harris Ankle "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
01/20/17 F Wilson Chandler Personal "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -2
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