Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Pick – March 22

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The NBA is set up with another solid slate of basketball throughout Tuesday night. Four games will be up on the board throughout March 22. One of these games will be between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 10:00 PM Eastern time on TNT.

Los Angeles has earned a record of 36-37 throughout this season, which has them sitting in eighth place of the Western Conference. The Clippers have lost three games in a row and six of their last eight. Los Angeles is six and a half games back on the seventh spot in the Conference. The Clippers will look to get back on track with a big win on the road in this one.

The Nuggets have put up a record of 42-30 so far this season, which has them in seventh place of the Western Conference. Denver has lost back to back games, but have won six of their last ten. The Nuggets are tied for the sixth spot in the Conference, but will look to jump up with a win. Denver will look for a fast start at home on Tuesday night.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Clippers have been solid throughout this season, but have struggled as of late. Denver has been on a bit of a rough stretch as well. If either team can come out quickly on Tuesday night, it could be enough for a big win in this one.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Los Angeles Clippers +5 ½ (-110) Over 220 ½ (-110)
Denver Nuggets -5 ½ (-110) Under 220 ½ (-110)

 

Team Data Los Angeles Clippers Denver Nuggets
Overall Record 36-37 42-30
Away/ Home Record 16-22 20-14
PPG 106.7 111.3
PPG Away/ Home 104.9 113.1
PAPG 107.9 108.9
PAPG Away/ Home 108.0 110.0

Betting Trends

Los Angeles Clippers

  • 34-38 ATS this season
  • 18-17 ATS as an underdog
  • 19-18 ATS in road games
  • 5-5 ATS in March
  • 6-3 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 2-0 ATS when playing on three or more days rest
  • 6-12 ATS after a loss by 10 points or more
  • 10-11 ATS after scoring 100 points or less
  • 4-0 ATS after three or more straight losses
  • 11-17 ATS against team with a winning record

Denver Nuggets

  • 31-39 ATS this season
  • 19-26 ATS as a favorite
  • 13-21 ATS in home games
  • 4-7 ATS in March
  • 2-5 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 6-8 ATS against Pacific division
  • 13-13 ATS after a non-Conference game
  • 7-9 ATS after a loss by 10 points or more
  • 15-17 ATS against team with a losing record

These two teams have met up three times throughout this season. Nikola Jokic dropped 26 points, 22 rebounds and 8 assists in the first game as the Nuggets earned a 103-100 win on the road. Amir Coffey scored 18 points in the second meeting to help lead Los Angeles to an 87-85 win at home. Jokic put up 49 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists as Denver grabbed a 130-128 win in the third matchup.

Field Goal Shooting

Los Angeles has been solid shooting the ball on the season. The Clippers have made 45.3 percent of their shots from the field, which is 24th in the league. Los Angeles has shot 36.5 percent from deep, which is 6th in the NBA. The Clippers have sunk 78.8 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 10th in the league this season.

The Nuggets have been strong shooting the ball so far this season. Denver has been shooting 47.7 percent from the field, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Nuggets have made 35.1 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 14th in the league. Denver has drained 79 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 8th in the NBA.

Denver has been a bit better shooting the ball this season, but the Clippers hold the edge on defense. Los Angeles has held opposing teams to a 44.8 percent from the field, which is 6th in the league. The Nuggets have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.6 percent from the field, which is 22nd in the NBA. Denver will look for their defense to step up in this one.

Top Performers

Reggie Jackson has stepped up for the Clippers throughout this season. Jackson is averaging 17 points and 4.8 assists per game. Marcus Morris has averaged 16 points, while Luke Kennard is averaging 11.7 points per game. Terance Mann has averaged 10.6 points. Ivica Zubac rounds out the lineup, averaging 10.2 points per game.

Nikola Jokic has been the leader for Denver on the season. Jokic has averaged 26.1 points, 13.6 rebounds and 8 assists per game. Will Barton is averaging 14.6 points, while Aaron Gordon has averaged 14.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Monte Morris is averaging 12.7 points. Jeff Green has averaged 10.3 points per game to round out the lineup.

These two teams have been led by their stars throughout this season. Los Angeles has been hit hard with injuries and are still without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George most notably. The Clippers continue to find ways to keep themselves in a play-in spot though. The Nuggets will look to attack early though as they try to knock off Los Angeles at home.

Pick Overview

These two teams are in the midst of a playoff race for a locked in spot rather than a play-in position. The Clippers have a way to climb late in the season, but will look to start with a win in this one. Denver has been struggling a bit recently and will look to get back on track as well. The Nuggets have been the better team and if they can grab an early lead, I think they can pull off the win at home.

BetOnline has Denver listed as a -5 ½ against the spread in this one. This gives a solid edge to the Nuggets at home. I agree with this line as Denver has been the better team on the season. The Nuggets have the better offense and will look to come out strong. As slight favorites in this one, I like the value on Denver to cover at home.

The Bet
Denver Nuggets -5.5
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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