Clippers vs Nuggets 1/12/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -3
Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (27-12, 2nd in the Pacific Division) go to Pepsi Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Denver Nuggets (26-11, 1st in the Northwest Division). The odds on this contest have Denver as 3 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 218.
The Clippers cover the spread 53.8% of the time, having gone 21-18-0 ATS. Denver covers the spread 45.5% of the time, going 15-18-4 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/09/20 SF Paul George Hamstring is out Sunday vs Denver
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/10/20 SG Will Barton Personal is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Cleveland
01/10/20 PF Paul Millsap Knee is downgraded to out Saturday vs Cleveland
Kawhi Leonard comes into this game averaging 25.6 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Patrick Beverley averages 8.1 points per contest in 29.2 minutes per game. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Jamal Murray scores 17.7 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Nikola Jokic averages 19.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.7 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 115.6 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 48.1 boards per contest and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.9 per game. The Clippers allow 109.5 points per contest, which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 23.0 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 19th in the NBA with 109.1 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.86. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 26.3. The Nuggets are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Nuggets give up 105.2 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 7th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Denver is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 12th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -3
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