Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 1/11/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA TV
The Los Angeles Clippers (20-21) will go up against the Denver Nuggets (20-18) at Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday.
The Nuggets faced off with the Thunder and earned the victory with a final of 99-95 in their last game. Denver ended having earned a 41.6% FG percentage (37 of 89) and converted 13 out of their 36 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Nuggets converted 12 of their 16 shots for a rate of 75.0%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned 53 with 18 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 28 assists in this matchup while creating 7 turnovers and having 7 steals. With regard to defending, Denver let their opponent shoot 43.2% from the floor on 38 of 88 shooting. Oklahoma City doled out 41 dimes and had 29 steals for this contest. Moreover, Oklahoma City collected 30 boards (11 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Oklahoma City finished the contest at 83.3% at the free throw line by making 10 of 12 shots. They knocked down 9 of 38 attempts from 3-point land. In regard to fouls, the Nuggets finished with 14 while the Thunder recorded 9 fouls.
Nikola Jokic is a player who came through in this matchup. Jokic went 38.1% from the floor and also distributed 6 assists. He saw the court for 33 minutes and grabbed 18 rebounds. He accumulated 22 points on 8 out of 21 shooting.
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Denver will enter this contest with a record of 20-18 on the campaign. They turn the ball over 13.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Denver is grabbing 43.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 987 assists this year, which is 9th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Nuggets are shooting 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (468 of 1,370) and 76.1% from the charity stripe. They average 106.1 points per contest (23rd in the league) while shooting 46.4% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Nuggets have forced 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They currently rank 11th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 915 relinquished on the season. The Nuggets defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.3% (1,515 of 3,274) and they relinquish 44.0 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 34.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 10th in the league in PPG allowed (106.1).
The last time they took the court, the Clippers took home the win by a final score of 106-93 against the Hawks. The Clippers recorded 34 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 for the game. They gave up possession 12 times, while getting 5 steals for the contest. The Hawks earned 13 personal fouls for the game which took the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 7 attempts. They were able to make 6 of those for a percentage of 85.7%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Los Angeles made 12 of their 33 attempts (36.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Clippers shot 44 out of 92 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.8%. The Clippers permitted the Hawks to knock down 35 of 78 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.9% in the matchup. They went 26.9% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Los Angeles permitted Atlanta to grab 33 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Amir Coffey was important for the Clippers for this game. He converted 8 of 12 for this game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Coffey earned 21 points in his 33 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes in the matchup.
Los Angeles has a record of 20-21 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Clippers are hitting on 44.8% from the field, which is 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles has earned 4,311 points so far this year (105.1 per contest) and they snag 43.9 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.8 times per game (21st in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest. The Clippers have committed 18.0 fouls every game while shooting 78.7% from the free throw line.
The Clippers on defense are ranked 7th in basketball in points given up per game with 105.8. They are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (7th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense surrenders 33.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (466 of 1,414) and their opposition makes 78.5% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 23.3 assists and 47.8 boards per contest, which has them ranked 9th and 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver
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