Nuggets vs. Clippers Pick
Are the Denver Nuggets going to win an important game this afternoon in their bid to qualify for the playoffs when they play at the Los Angeles Clippers? Game time is set for 3:30PM ET.
701 Denver Nuggets at 702 Los Angeles Clippers, 3:30PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the spread is set at a pick'em. The total sits at 222.5 points.
The spread opened as a pick'em, while the total has gone up from 221.5. It can be found at either Denver as a 1-point favorite or LA a 1-point fave if you shop around. The total is at 222.5 at most sportsbooks, but can also be bet at 223.
As of Saturday morning, 76 percent of public bets have come in on the visiting Nuggets. Online wager info also says that 62 percent of bets are being placed on the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Denver shooting guard Gary Harris (knee) is out for today's game, while power forward Tyler Lydon (knee) is out indefinitely. For the Clippers, small forward Danilo Gallinari (hand) is out today. Point guard Jawun Evans (hernia), point guard Milos Teodosic (heel) and point guard Patrick Beverley (knee) are all out for the season. Shooting guard Avery Bradley (hernia) is out until early May.
Both teams played two days ago, with the Nuggets winning 100-96 at home over the Timberwolves while the Clippers lost 117-95 at the Jazz. Los Angeles will be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss, while Denver stands a half-game back of the eighth seed with three games left. I predicted that LA would get blown out at Utah and fold its tent. The writing is on the wall that the Clippers aren't making the postseason, while the Nuggets are in the thick of the race and this is a must-win game. Go with the visitors here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS PICK'EM