Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 1/12/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (27-12) at Denver Nuggets (26-12)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -1 -- Over/Under: 220 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.3 points and 7.6 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.5 points and 3.7 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won seven of their last nine road games.
The Denver Nuggets look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 13 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 109.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 19.3 points and 9.7 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 17.7 points and 4.8 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won four of their last six home games.
The Clippers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Nuggets are 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4-2 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 7-3 in Clippers last 10 overall. The over is 6-1 in Nuggets last 7 overall. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Denver and 36-16 in the last 52 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers seem to have found their stroke offensively over the last week or so and have improved to 21-18 ATS on the season. The Denver Nuggets are on the end of a back to back and are allowing 51.4 percent shooting in their last five games. The Nuggets also just lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, which doesn't sit well with me. So while the Nuggets are red hot and will be out to make a statement at home, I have to side with the better and more rested team in the Clippers. You're not going to get these lines often this season with the Clippers. Take it while you can.