LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Preview
The LA Clippers take on the upstart Denver Nuggets Wednesday in a
showdown for a potential Western Conference semifinals preview, barring any
majorly unforeseen outcomes in the West.
That said, this contest pits two of the league's best teams (fifth
and sixth, respectively) against one another, in what will undoubtedly result
in lots of scoring and lots of action for those looking on, especially for our
favorite degenerates out there.
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So what can you expect from this game in terms of action? Let's
cover what you need to know when making your sports
wagers so you can come out on top Wednesday night.
Overs Abound But Defense Reigns Supreme
Overs have been hitting the mark at a stunning pace in the bubble,
something coaches have cited as less pressure due to a lack of crowds and a
smaller, better-lit arena. The fact is, players are seeing the rim much better
in the bubble than they would in otherwise non-historically unique basketball
Even still, the bubble has been a great opportunity for gamblers
who love betting over the total, and this contest should be no exception.
In their previous game, the Clippers let their foot off the gas,
before the second quarter started, and were run out of the gym by the
double-digit underdog Brooklyn Nets, who nearly won by double digits over Los
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The Nuggets, who were felled by a Kyle Kuzma three at the buzzer
against the Los Angeles Lakers in their most recent contest, have a sour taste
in their mouth after playing the second-most-favored team in the league to the
Both of these squads play at a high clip and have individual
scorers on their teams that can put up major points, with a fast pace, one
would assume this would be a fast contest.
However, both teams have players can create in halfcourt sets, and
as fast as they play, they are both top 10 teams in scoring defense. Given the
proximity to one another in the standings, both teams are likely going to keep
the game methodical and as halfcourt as possible. These are important facts to
know if you want to be a smarter
No different than football, you try to keep gun-slinging offenses
on the sidelines as you chew up possessions, and in this contest, expect to see
Kawhi Leonard running actions in the halfcourt, so it keeps athletic swingmen
like Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. from taking advantage in transition
However, Nikola Jokic is a highly competent big man in the paint
whose impressive vision and passing ability mean he and Paul Millsap could
unleash a devastating two-man game on the Clippers, who are at times plagued by
The Verdict: Under and the Points
Expect a methodical, grind-it-out war of attrition. You can find
the line at top
online sportsbooks from LAC -4.5 to -5.5. The total
has yet to be set, but we can see it around 216.5.
If the line opens higher, take the under.
The Clippers will find themselves frustrated by the Nuggets' size
We like this contest to end 107-101, with the
Nuggets winning straight-up and the total going under.