Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/17/2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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The Denver Nuggets head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 1 point favorites.
The Nuggets come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 46-36. They were 5th in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 1.5 as they averaged 110.0 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Clippers had an overall record of 42-40 last season. They were 2nd in the Pacific Division. They averaged 109.0 points per game and surrendered 109.0, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets were 37-42-3 against the spread last season
The Denver Nuggets were 42-39-0 against the over/under last year
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers were 42-39-1 against the spread last season
The Los Angeles Clippers were 44-37-0 against the over/under last year
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Gary Harris comes into this game after averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributed 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage was 49% while his free throw percentage was 83%. Nikola Jokic averaged 18.5 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game last year. He averaged 6.1 assists per game and 10.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 50% for the season while his free throw percentage was 85%.
Avery Bradley scored 14.3 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 2.5 rebounds per contest and had 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 41% and his free throw percentage finished at 77%. Tobias Harris averaged 18.6 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brought in 5.5 rebounds per game and had 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averaged 110.0 points per contest last year, which was 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 1.5 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a unit, which had them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shot 37%, which was good for 7th in the NBA. They averaged 44.5 boards per contest and 25.1 assists per game, which ranked them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 8th with 15.0 per game. The Nuggets allowed 108.5 points per contest, which was 22nd in the NBA. They also surrendered a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 41.6 rebounds a game which ranked 2nd, and they allowed 24.7 assists per game which put them in 26th place in the league. They forced 13.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles was 9th in the NBA with 109.0 points per contest last season. They were 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 0.04. They shot 35% from beyond the arc, which was good for 24th in the league. They were 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.9 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 22.3. The Clippers were 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Clippers gave up 109.0 points per game, which ranked them 24th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 24th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers were 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest last year.
The Nuggets were 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 110.9 was ranked 25th last season. In terms of pace they were 16th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% was 6th. As a team they were 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Denver was 9th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 54%, which was 5th in the league.
Los Angeles was 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 19th in the league. The Clippers were 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 110.2 was ranked 20th. In terms of pace they were 7th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 10th. As a team they were 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver +1
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