Basketball bet lines favor the Denver Nuggets as they host the Los Angeles Clippers in a game that can be seen on TNT on Thursday.
Both teams played last night in basketball betting so the advantage should go to the Nuggets who are at home. Here is a look at some of the statistics and numbers to consider as you make a basketball bet on this game between the Clippers and Nuggets.
Basketball bet has the Clippers starting a very long eight-game road trip tonight at Denver. Los Angeles played last night at home against the Bulls. The only thing that helps the Clippers is that Denver played at Golden State last night. The problem for the Clippers is that they have really not done very well against the Nuggets. Denver has won eight of the last ten meetings between the two teams and they are 6-4 against the basketball betting odds. The teams met at Los Angeles in November and the Clippers did pull out the 106-99 basketball betting win. That broke an eight-game losing streak for the Clippers against Denver. The Clippers have lost their last four at Denver and only one of the four was remotely close as Denver won 110-104 in 2008. The other three games had Denver winning 120-104, 107-94 and 123-107. Three of those four games went over for those making a basketball bet.
The Clippers are 8-10 vs. the basketball bet odds on the road this season. They have been competitive for the most part on the road but this road trip will be a severe test. There are some winnable games though and the Clippers will need to win at places like Washington and New Jersey if they want to have any chance of finishing with a respectable trip since they are almost assuredly not going to win at places like Denver and Boston.
The Nuggets have been just over .500 at home this season vs. the basketball bet line as they are 11-9-1. The Nuggets usually win at home straight up but they don’t always cover the basketball betting odds. Denver has an offense that is 3rd in the league but their defense is weak, ranking 20th in the league. That defense can cause trouble for Denver when they are laying big points at home against the basketball bet number and that is a concern in this game against the Clippers.