Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets - 2/28/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (40-18) at Los Angeles Clippers (39-19)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -6 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Denver Nuggets look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.8 points and 10 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.9 points and 4.8 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last six road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.1 points and 7.7 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 21 points and 3.9 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing seven rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The Clippers are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. The over is 4-1-1 in Nuggets last 6 overall. The under is 5-1 in Clippers last 6 overall. The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in L.A and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets have won five of the last six meetings against the Clippers and enter this contest playing the better basketball. The Nuggets are winning their last five games by an average of four points while shooting 54.3 percent from the field and 40.4 percent from deep. The Los Angeles Clippers are 17-12 against the spread at home, but this team has been so up and down all year it's hard to predict which team you're going to get. I want the points with the Denver Nuggets, a game they could win outright if the current form of both sides holds true.