NBA Betting Lines Preview - Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers - Wednesday, January 17th

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting on NBA Games

January 17, 2018 NBA Basketball

The Denver Nuggets are among the most bland and faceless commodities for those betting on NBA gamesThe Nuggets have no real strengths nor star players to garner attention or create hope for sustained success.  The Los Angeles Clippers continue their star-crossed ways as a team that always seems to be on the brink.  The Clippers have at least shown improved board value as of late.  LA also does boast marquee talent.  The Clippers host the Nuggets on Wednesday night.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 10:30 pm Eastern
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG: (Check Back Later)
Nuggets vs. Clippers TV Coverage: ESPN

The Los Angeles Clippers are 22-21 straight up and 24-18-1 against the spread.  The Clippers are 12-10 against the spread at home.  The Clippers have gone over the total in 13 out of 22 home games.  Los Angeles has paid out for those betting on NBA games in four consecutive matchups.  The Clippers are coming off a 113-102 home payout over the Houston Rockets.

Los Angeles has gone over the total in seven out of their last eight games.  The Clippers hold the seventh spot in the Western Conference playoff race.  What Los Angeles does boast is talent with name recognition. Lou Williams leads the team with 23.3 points and five assists per game.  DeAndre Jordan is a dominant rebounder with 14.9 boards per game.  Blake Griffin is averaging 22.4 points per game.

Denver Nuggest Stats

The Denver Nuggets are 22-21 straight up and 20-21-2 against the spread.  The Nuggets have paid out at sportsbook online sites in just eight out of 23 away games.  Denver has gone under the total in 13 out of 23 away games.  Denver has come away with the money in just one out of their last five games.  The Nuggets have gone under the total in five out of their last six games.  Denver is coming off a 112-80 loss at San Antonio.

The Nuggets do hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference standings.  Gary Harris leads Denver with a modest 16.9 points per game.  Mason Plumlee is the leading rebounder with a paltry 5.9 per game.  Denver head coach Michael Malone has never posted a winning season in three full years as a NBA head coach.

This is the first meeting of the season for the Nuggets and Clippers.  The Clippers have covered the spread in three out of the last five meetings in this series.  Denver and LA have gone under the total in four out of their last six matchups.  The Clippers have paid out in their last three home games against the Nuggets.  The Nuggets and Clippers have gone under the total in five out of their last six matchups at Staples Center.

Matchup to Watch

The Clippers bring more presence both on the court with their players and on the bench with Rivers.  LA also brings more offense than Denver.  Rivers has been the most successful Clippers coach ever and made them an appealing team for those betting on NBA games. 

Nuggets vs. Clippers NBA Games Betting Odds Picks

The Clippers own the Nuggets at Staples Center they are the pick in this one.

NBA Betting Online Pick: Los Angeles Clippers
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Clippers 106, Nuggets 92

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