Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 22-21. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 106.2 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 22-21. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 20-21-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 18-25-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-19-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-18-1 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
01/16/18 C DeAndre Jordan Ankle is doubtful Wednesday vs Denver
01/04/18 PG Austin Rivers Achilles is out indefinitely
Will Barton averages 14.4 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Gary Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%.
DeAndre Jordan averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 60%. Lou Williams averages 23.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Denver averages 106.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 45 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 106.7 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season. Los Angeles is 8th in the league with 107.5 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.74. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.4 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 21.5. The Clippers are 11th in turnovers per game with 15.
The Nuggets are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 13th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Denver is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Clippers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver +1
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