Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/10/2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, January 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 5.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 24-16. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.8 as they average 116.0 points per contest while giving up 114.1 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 27-12. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 110.5 points per contest and give up 105.5, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-16-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-15-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 21-17-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 18-20-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
01/08/19 G Gary Harris Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs LA Clippers
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 89%. Danilo Gallinari averages 19.5 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Nikola Jokic averages 19.2 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jamal Murray averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 116.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.1 per game. The Clippers allow 114.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 18th in the league with 110.5 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 47.1 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.3. The Nuggets are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Nuggets surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game.
The Clippers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 21st. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Denver is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 10th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +5.5
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