Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers - 1/13/23 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Clippers (22-21) vs Denver Nuggets (28-13)

Game Info: Friday, January 13, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Friday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Denver Nuggets have won 11 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost 6 of their last 7 games.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.8 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25 points and 10.8 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 109.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.7 points and 6 rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Nuggets last 8 games following a ATS win. The under is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 overall. The Nuggets are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles.

I don't trust the Los Angeles Clippers as much as the next guy, but they're at home here, and this line tells me oddsmakers think Jokic won't play due to a wrist injury. Assuming that's the case and the Clippers are at least rolling out Kawhi Leonard, I'll lay the bucket with the home team. However, if Jokic plays, we then have to turn our attention to the Nuggets. Check the injury report before betting.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -1.5

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