Clippers vs. Nuggets Prediction & Odds
The fifth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers head to Denver to take on the top-seeded Nuggets on ESPN Sunday night at 10:00 PM ET. Can the Nuggets cover the 4.5-point spread as home favorites?
The Los Angeles Clippers are 33-29 on the season. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Clippers are 31-31 ATS on the year.
The Denver Nuggets are 42-19 on the season. They’re 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets are 33-27-1 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
565 Los Angeles Clippers (+4.5) at 566 Denver Nuggets (-4.5); O/U 227.5
10:00 PM ET, Sunday, February 26, 2023
Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Clippers vs. Nuggets Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 55% of public bettors are currently backing the Nuggets -4.5 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Spin
Clippers center Ivica Zubac will miss Sunday’s game with a right calf strain. The big man had made 59 starts for L.A. this season and is averaging 10.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game on the campaign.
If you need a cost-effective wing player in DFS, consider Clippers small forward Marcus Morris Sr. Morris is posting 12.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.9 made three-pointers per game for this Clippers this year. Morris shoots well both from beyond the arc (38.2%) and from the charity stripe (78%), so he could help you in those categories on Sunday.
For a wild card play, consider newly acquired Clippers point guard Russell Westbrook. In his first game with the Clippers Westbrook recorded 17 points, 5 rebounds, 14 assists, and 1 steal. He also had 7 turnovers and 6 personal fouls. Westbrook may have another big day against Denver Sunday.
Denver Nuggets DFS Spin
Denver power forward Aaron Gordon is out for Sunday’s game against Los Angeles. Gordon suffered bruised ribs and there is currently no timetable for his return. Gordon had been in the midst of a career year for the Nuggets this season, posting a stat line of 17.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while shooting 58.7% from the field and 39.7% from beyond the arc.
When it comes to DFS there’s no better option at center than the Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic. The Serbian big man is averaging a triple-double this season with 24.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 10.2 assists per game. If that wasn’t enough, he’s shooting a scorching 63.2% from the field this year as well. Jokic is usually worth the price in DFS and he likely will be again on Sunday.
Clippers vs. Nuggets NBA Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games against a team with a winning home record.
Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Los Angeles is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 day of rest.
Denver is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games.
Clippers vs. Nuggets NBA Prediction
Denver is coming off of a back-to-back. They lost at Memphis on Saturday night by a score of 112-94. The Clippers on the other hand are coming off of a double-overtime game on Friday night. It was the second-highest-scoring game in NBA history. The Clippers lost that game to the Kings 176-175. Both of these teams figure to be tired on Sunday night, but I think the Clippers are a bit deeper, assuming that Paul George and Kawhi Leonard both play. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game. I think they improve that mark in Denver on Sunday. I’ll take the Clippers and the points.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS +4.5