Nuggets vs. Clippers Prediction
Will the L.A. Clippers hand the Denver Nuggets another ATS loss when the two teams meet at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday night?
Who Oddsmakers Like: L.A. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Clippers are 3.5-point home favorites versus the Nuggets, who opened as 2.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 221 but was bet up slightly to 221.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Los Angeles. As of Wednesday evening, 75% of betting tickets and 96% of the money is on the Clippers to cover the point spread. As for the total, 57% of betting tickets are on the over but 78% of the money is on the under.
Injury Report: Paul Millsap is out with a wrist injury for the Nuggets, who will also be without Jamal Murray (concussion). The Clippers have a slew of players listed on their injury report, including DeAndre Jordan (ankle), who is doubtful, while Austin Rivers (ankle), Danilo Gallinari (glute) and Patrick Beverley (knee) are all out.
Who We Like: Los Angeles. The home team is a perfect 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the favorite has cashed in four of the last five meetings. The Clippers are also 4-0 against the number in their last four conference games, are 12-3-1 at the betting window in their last 16 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games coming off a win of more than 10 points.
On the other side, the Nuggets are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games overall. They're also 1-3-1 against the number in their last five games versus Western Conference foes.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -3.5