Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/24/2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, February 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 10 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 33-27. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 0.5 as they average 114.2 points per contest while giving up 113.7 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 40-18. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 112.0 points per contest and give up 107.0, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 33-27-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 32-27-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 31-27-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 29-29-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
02/02/19 SF Wilson Chandler Quad is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/22/19 F Trey Lyles Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs LA Clippers
Montrezl Harrell comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 62%. Lou Williams averages 19.8 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Nikola Jokic averages 20.4 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.7 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Jamal Murray averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 114.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.8 per game. The Clippers allow 113.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 16th in the league with 112.0 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.7. The Nuggets are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Nuggets surrender 107.0 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets were 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game last season.
The Clippers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Denver is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 14th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +10
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