Denver Nuggets (11-6) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (7-8)
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers 11/27/23 – On Monday, November 27th 2023, two NBA powerhouses will square off against each other. The Denver Nuggets and LA Clippers boast impressive 11-6 records respectively and currently stand 7-8; making this premium game day pick an enthralling and tantalizing prospect for enthusiasts and bettors alike! To add even more drama, this action-packed encounter is set for Crypto.com Arena starting at 10:30 PM ET – and NBAt will broadcast it so fans don’t miss a minute of this high-ocince encounter!
The Denver Nuggets have been formidable this season. Their offense has been flawless, averaging 111.9 points per game with an outstanding 48.7% field goal percentage and 111.4 three-pointers made per game at 35.5% success. Defensive rebounding is also strong with an average of 33.1 defensive boards per game; their weakness lies in turnover rate which averages 12.4 per game which could prove hazardous against the Clippers.
However, the LA Clippers have shown flashes of brilliance despite their less-than-stellar record. Averaging 112.3 points per game to narrowly beat Denver in this matchup. Their strengths lie in free throw shooting (76.6% success rate) and defense (9.9 steals/game). Unfortunately though, their field goal percentage falls significantly behind (46.9%) and they struggle with ball control with 13.9 turnovers/game.
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers 11/27/23 Game Info
|Monday, November 27, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET
|NBA League Pass
Nikola Jokic (C) vs. Paul George (F)
Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has been extraordinary this season, averaging 28.2 points, 13.5 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game across 16 games played so far – an outstanding stat line that speaks for itself. Jokic can dominate both offensively and defensively thanks to an outstanding 2.8 assist-turnover ratio; yet his 3.1 turnovers per game could provide the Clippers an opportunity for abuse.
Paul George of the LA Clippers has proven an integral cog in their team’s success this season, averaging 25.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game over 15 contests, not to mention 1.9 steals per game and an assist-to-turnover ratio (1.4). Unfortunately however, these statistics could potentially lessen his impact.
When Jokic and George collide on the court, it’s a battle of Jokic’s all-around mastery vs. George’s scoring and defensive acumen. Jokic may gain an advantage through his facilitation skills and rebounding prowess; however, George could disrupt Jokic’s rhythm through agility or defense skills to determine the game’s outcome.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Denver Nuggets -109, Total Odds: 218.5
Current betting odds favor the Los Angeles Clippers by a 3.5 point spread; however, their past performances against Denver Nuggets cannot be underrated; total odds set at 218.5 points suggest an exciting matchup!
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Nuggets’ betting trends reveal a mixed picture. While they have struggled against the spread (ATS), posting an 1-8 record in their last nine games. On the other hand, their straight-up (SU) record has been impressive: 14 victories out of 20, with 7 straight victories against Clippers (7-0 straight-up and zero total points per game against them in recent encounters). Their trend of games going under total points also indicates their ability to control game pace effectively.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Clippers have had difficulty keeping up with Denver in terms of total point differential, going 3-for-8 against them in their last 11 games overall and going 3-8 in terms of against the spread performance over their last 11. They have found some success recently though; recording four straight victories by going under in their total games; especially against them at home games this will prove key in this matchup.
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers 11/27/23 Betting Picks
Analysis and betting trends show this game will likely be closely contested, and the Nuggets should make for an attractive pick against the Clippers despite their recent road woes; their track record against them stands up well, however their recent surge and home court advantage cannot be discounted.
As for who to pick, the Denver Nuggets appear to be the superior option, given their strong record against the Clippers. Prop bets could focus on individual performances like Jokic’s rebound and assist totals or betting against both teams altogether, although betting under may be safer given both teams’ trends. In terms of daily basketball predictions, one might lean towards an exciting battle between these two sides, with perhaps Denver outwitting LA in a close matchup.
Free Pick and Prediction: Denver Nuggets 112, Los Angeles Clippers 108.