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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets

November 27, 2023



The Denver Nuggets will travel to Los Angeles, California to face the Los Angeles Clippers at the Crypto.com Arena on Monday night with the game scheduled to start at 10:30 PM ET and will air on NBA TV.

Denver enters this game with a record of 11-6 which ties the Phoenix Suns for the 3rd best record in the Western Conference. The Nuggets started the season with a record of 8-1, however, they have lost five of their last eight games but ended their two-game losing streak following a win at home against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. 

Nikola Jokic continues to play at an MVP level this season and has been one of the main reasons for the success of the Denver Nuggets as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and assists with an average of 28.82 points, 13.35 rebounds, and 8.88 assists per game on the year. The Nuggets will look to build on their momentum following the win against the San Antonio Spurs when they travel to face the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Los Angeles Clippers have not lived up to their potential this season as they enter this game in 11th place in the Western Conference with a record of 7-8 but have won four of their last five games including a 107-88 win at home against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. The Clippers liked to play at a slower tempo than the majority of teams in the NBA which has led them to being one of the lowest-scoring teams but limiting the scoring by their opponents as they enter this game averaging 112.27 points per game which is the 12th fewest points per game while allowing the 7th fewest points per game in the league with an average of 108.13 points per game. 

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard continue to play at a high level as they are the best scoring options for the Clippers this season George is averaging 25.4 points and Leonard is averaging 20.4 points per game. They will look to win their 6th game in their last seven games when they host the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.

BookMaker has the Los Angeles Clippers listed as 3.5-point favorites at home against the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. Denver has won nine of the last ten including the previous seven meetings against Los Angeles while going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Denver Nuggets are 6-11 ATS overall and 1-8 ATS on the road this season while the Los Angeles Clippers are 6-9 ATS overall, 4-3 ATS at home, and 5-6 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Denver enters this game with a better record and has dominated the series against Los Angeles as they have won nine of the last ten including the previous seven meetings in a row. The Nuggets are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. I look for those trends to continue on Monday night which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Denver Nuggets when they travel to face the Los Angeles Clippers. 

Spooky Express Pick: Denver Nuggets +4