Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/27/2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 4 point favorites.
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The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 31-27. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 108.6 points per contest while giving up 107.7 per game. The Nuggets have an overall record of 33-27. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.2 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 33-25-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-27-1 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 28-29-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 29-31-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out indefinitely
02/23/18 F Danilo Gallinari Hand is "?" Tuesday vs Denver
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Lou Williams averages 23.3 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.4 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Nikola Jokic has scored 17.2 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game this season for the Nuggets. He hauls in 10.7 rebounds per contest and has 6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Gary Harris averages 17.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 108.6 points per contest this year, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.95 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 14.8 per game. The Clippers allow 107.7 points per contest which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 8th in the NBA with 108.2 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.97. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 24.6. The Nuggets are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Nuggets give up 107.2 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 40.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 15th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Denver is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Nuggets are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 7th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 10th 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.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +4
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