A Western Conference battle features the Los Angeles Clippers (3-6) going on the road to play the Denver Nuggets (8-2) on Tuesday night. This is the first of four regular-season outings between these teams and is part of the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament. Denver has won six straight games over Los Angeles, dating back to the 2021-22 season. Guard Jamal Murray (right hamstring strain) is out for Denver, while Mason Plumlee (knee) is sidelined for Los Angeles.
Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at Ball Arena in Denver. The Nuggets are a 4.5-point favorite in the latest Clippers vs. Nuggets odds. The over/under for total points is 225. Before making any Nuggets vs. Clippers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer simulation model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Clippers vs. Nuggets and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Clippers vs. Nuggets:
- Clippers vs. Nuggets spread: Denver -4.5
- Clippers vs. Nuggets Over/Under: 225 points
- Clippers vs. Nuggets money line: Denver -189, Los Angeles -157
- LA: Has hit the Team Total Over in 28 of its last 41 away games
- DEN: Has hit the 4Q Game Total Under in 63 of its last 99 games
- Clippers vs. Nuggets picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Nuggets can cover
Forward Michael Porter Jr. is a talented scorer with a reliable jumper on the perimeter. The 25-year-old moves well without the ball to create clean looks at the rim. Porter Jr. is averaging 16.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, and is shooting 36% from downtown. He finished with at least 20 points in four of his last five games, including on Sunday versus the Rockets when he notched 25 points and 10 rebounds.
Guard Reggie Jackson will see extended action tonight with Murray sidelined. Jackson is a confident scorer and owns good quickness to get into the lane. The Boston College product averages 10 points and 3.6 assists per game. He’s notched at least 14 points in three of his last four matchups, and on Nov. 8 against the Warriors, Jackson had 20 points and six assists. See which team to pick here.
Why the Clippers can cover
Forward Paul George is very impactful on both ends of the floor. George has great ball handles to break down the defense to pair with his effortless jumper. The eight-time All-Star consistently gets into passing lanes to cause turnovers. George leads the team in points (23.6) and steals (2.3) with 5.3 rebounds per contest. In his last outing, the 33-year-old logged 26 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.
Forward Kawhi Leonard is another all-around threat in the frontcourt. Leonard has tremendous power driving to the rim with a reliable jumper from any spot on the court. The five-time All-Star logs 21.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per contest. He’s finished with at least 25 points in three games thus far. On Nov. 10 against the Mavericks, Leonard had 26 points and four assists. See which team to pick here.
How to make Clippers vs. Nuggets picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 226 points. The model also says one side hits in almost 70% of simulations. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who Clippers vs. Nuggets, and which side hits in almost 70% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned more than $3,000 on its NBA picks dating back to last season, and find out.