Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 8/12/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
AdventHealth Arena is the site where Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets (46-25, 1st in the Northwest Division) will play the Los Angeles Clippers (47-23, 2nd in the Pacific Division) on Wednesday. The Clippers are covering 55.7% of the time, having gone 39-31-0 ATS. Denver is covering 49.2% of the time, going 33-34-4 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
08/09/20 PG Patrick Beverley Calf is questionable
08/09/20 PF Montrezl Harrell Personal is questionable
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
08/10/20 SG Will Barton Knee is questionable Wednesday vs LA Clippers
08/10/20 SF Vlatko Cancar Foot is questionable Wednesday vs LA Clippers
08/10/20 SF Jerami Grant Knee is questionable Wednesday vs LA Clippers
08/10/20 SG Gary Harris Hip is questionable Wednesday vs LA Clippers
Kawhi Leonard averages 27.1 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%. Marcus Morris comes into this game averaging 16.8 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Nikola Jokic averages 20.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 9.9 rebounds per game and dishes 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Jamal Murray scores 18.8 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 110.0 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 116.4 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 47.6 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets give up 108.9 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 42.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest. Denver is 18th in the NBA with 111.3 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.2 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 26.6. The Nuggets are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.8.
The Clippers are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 11th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league.
Denver is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 16th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 10th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Denver and over the total points
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