It is the first of a four-game road trip for the Clippers and the first game of a back-to-back as they are in Utah tomorrow. The Nuggets are likely to get the bulk of the action from gamblers making an NBA bet at Sbg global even though they are coming off a loss.
The Clippers started the season at 0-4 but they played very well on Wednesday as they got their first win of the season. The Clippers routed the Oklahoma City Thunder as Eric Bledsoe, Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon had big nights. Gordon had 27 points, Bledsoe added 17 points and eight assists while Griffin had 18 points and nine rebounds. The Clippers may have figured out that Bledsoe is a far better choice at guard than Baron Davis. Bledsoe got the start since Davis was out with a sore left knee. If the Clippers want to win they should hope that Davis remains out of the lineup. Davis has seen his best days and is not a player that should be part of the Clippers future. He came into training camp out of shape and it is obvious to anyone watching that the Clippers are far better without him.
The Denver Nuggets are 2-2 this season and coming off a last second loss at home to the Dallas Mavericks. Denver didn’t play any defense on Dirk Nowitzki on Wednesday and lost at home to the Mavericks. Denver is normally a tough home team but they could be overvalued this season on their home court.
The Clippers are 9-19 ATS in their last 28 vs. the Northwest. The Clippers are 20-46 ATS in their last 66 road games. The Nuggets are 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Nuggets are 0-4 in NBA betting in their last 4 Friday games. The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver. The total in this game could get some action from gamblers making an NBA bet since it is an ESPN game. Looking at the trends, the Under is 5-1 in the Clippers last 6 vs. the Northwest. The Under is 4-1 in the Clippers last 5 overall. The Under is 4-0 in the Nuggets last 4 overall. The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams and the Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Denver.