Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets - 9/9/20 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets - 9/9/20 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers (55-26) at Denver Nuggets (51-32)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 9:00 pm (AdventHealth Arena)

The Line: Denver Nuggets +8 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Wednesday in game four of NBA playoff action at the AdventHealth Arena.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for back-to-back victories to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 121.6 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 29.1 points and 9.7 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 20.4 points and 3.9 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.

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The Denver Nuggets look for a bounce back showing to even up the series at 1-1. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 108.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 27.4 points and 6.5 assists while Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.7 points and nine rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jerami Grant is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 40.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.

The Clippers are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Clippers last 4 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Nuggets last 4 overall. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver. The under is 39-18-1 in the last 58 meetings.

The Denver Nuggets need to find some sort of defensive effort if they're going to a run at winning this series, but they have more than enough offensive firepower to hang around and they could easily be up 2-1 in this series. The Nuggets had a seven point lead in the fourth quarter with just eight and a half minutes to go, giving them a win probability of over 80 percent. I've said from the start that the Nuggets have the ability to make this series a lot tighter than some originally thought, and they can finish these games if they're able to string just a few stops down the stretch. Either way, give me the Nuggets and the points once again. 

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Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets +8

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