|NBA Clippers vs. Nuggets Picks & Predictions for Thursday, March 7, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 07 March 2013 18:13|
Clippers vs. Nuggets Free Pick
DENVER, CO (ATS Consultants) – The Nuggets will attempt to extend their six-game winning streak tonight when they host the Clippers at 10:30PM ET.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Nuggets as 4-point favorites versus the Clippers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 215. Los Angeles is 44-19 overall while Denver is 40-22 on the year.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Nuggets opened as 3.5-point favorites but the spread has jumped to 4, while the over/under total opened at 213 and is now up to 215.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 51% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Nuggets. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Denver. According to latest NBA trends, Denver is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win, 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, 7-0 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific, 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game, 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, 26-9 ATS in their last 35 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game and is 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 games playing on 1 days rest.
The LA Clippers (44-19 SU, 36-27 ATS, 34-29 O/U) have won five of their last six games including a 117-101 win over Milwaukee on Wednesday, giving 9.5. Denver (40-22 SU, 37 24-1 ATS, 36-24 O/U) has won six straight games including a 120-113 road win over Sacramento giving 5. This is a matchup of top point guards as Chris Paul takes on the Nuggets' Ty Lawson. Denver has won 11 straight games at home and are 26-3 at the Pepsi Center. The Clippers won't exactly fresh coming off a flight from Milwaukee and arriving on Thursday morning to face one of the fastest teams in the league in the thin air. The Clippers hold the third spot in the Western Conference playoff race, while Denver has moved 1 1/2 games behind fourth-place Memphis. Lawson has led the Nuggets on this recent win streak and overall with elite point guard play. He's is averaging 20.8 points per game, 7.5 assists and 1.7 steals over the last 24 games. Forward Danilo Gallinari, averaging 16.7 points and 5.3 boards, had 23 points and made five 3-pointers in a 120-113 win over Sacramento on Tuesday. The fresher Nuggets will wear down a tired Clippers team at home.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: DENVER NUGGETS -4