Clippers Host Nuggets Jockeying for Playoff Spots

Clippers Basketball

ESPN Late Game Showcases Teams Battling for 8th Seed

The Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers will be jockeying for playoff position on Wednesday when they battle at STAPLES Center. ESPN has the telecast and tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 pm EST.

The NBA season just turned toward the second half. The Nuggets sit toward the bottom of the Western Conference’s playoff seedings. The Clippers are half-game back in ninth place.

Oddsmakers have the Clippers listed as a 3.5-point favorite. The total is at 221.5.

Clippers Have a Resurgence with Griffin Back

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 113-102 winner as they battled the Houston Rockets at home. The Clippers covered in the match as a +4.5-point underdog, while 215 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Clippers have seen a resurgence with the return of All-Star forward Blake Griffin. Griffin is back from a knee issue that kept him out for a month. He also had a concussion that cost him two more games.

Wednesday’s game will be the end of the Clippers’ run of 12 consecutive games in California. Ten of those games took place at the Staples Center. They have lost just three of those 10 games.

The Clippers nearly came to blows in their victory with the Houston Rockets. It was both on the court near the end of the game and in the locker room area after the game. The NBA is investigating.

The Clippers have been crushed by injuries all season. That may be a factor in the edge they have displayed lately. Griffin is back now from a knee issue that kept him out for a month and a concussion that cost him two more games.

Guard Austin Rivers (ankle), forward Danilo Gallinari (glute) and guard C.J. Williams (ankle) have all missed time lately. Center DeAndre Jordan (ankle) has missed two games and is listed as “questionable” tonight.

Nuggets Heading in Wrong Direction

Last time out for Denver, they were a 105-102 winner as they battled the Dallas Mavericks at home. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a -6.5-point favorite, while 207 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Nuggets seemed to be hitting a mid-season wall before Tuesday’s victory. Denver  lost four of its last five previous games. They almost blew a big lead against the Mavericks, but held on. Only one of those defeats came at home, but they all count in the standings.

A victory Wednesday would be a morale booster for Denver. With a win the squad will then play its next five games at home. Only one playoff caliber team is in that stretch. The Nuggets could pull off a little run.

The Nuggets will be without forward Paul Milsap (wrist).

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Denver 23-21 20-22-2 106.18 105.52 0.66000000000001 12-9 8-13-2 18-26 8-13 10-13
LA Clippers 22-21 24-19 107.47 106.72 0.75 12-10 12-9 24-18-1 13-8-1 11-10
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
DEN 23.41 15.09 1.55
LAC 21.53 14.47 1.49
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
DEN 11.55 33.48 45.03
LAC 10.16 33.19 43.35
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
DEN 46.05 47.38 -1.33
LAC 46.23 45.57 0.66
Team Records

Denver Nuggets

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 23-21 16-5 7-16 20-22-2 12-9 8-13-2 106.18 105.52 0.66
Last 10 4-6 4-2 0-4 4-5-1 3-3 1-2-1 104.10 106.90 -2.80
vs Div 4-6 3-1 1-5 6-4 3-1 3-3 98.80 99.90 -1.10
vs EAST 9-7 5-3 4-4 5-10-1 2-6 3-4-1 109.19 107.00 2.19
vs WEST 14-14 11-2 3-12 15-12-1 10-3 5-9-1 104.46 104.68 -0.22

Los Angeles Clippers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 22-21 13-9 9-12 24-19 12-10 12-9 107.47 106.72 0.75
Last 10 8-2 5-2 3-0 7-3 4-3 3-0 115.50 109.20 6.30
vs Div 10-2 5-2 5-0 9-3 5-2 4-1 116.33 106.17 10.16
vs EAST 6-8 4-3 2-5 8-6 3-4 5-2 99.93 102.21 -2.28
vs WEST 16-13 9-6 7-7 16-13 9-6 7-7 111.10 108.90 2.20

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 106.18 12 106.72 19
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 103.17 19 106.55 22
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 44.17 11 43.14 19
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 107.47 8 105.52 14
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 110.09 8 108.57 22
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 43.73 15 42.00 4

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Denver 4-6 5-5 3-7 102.40 50.60 45.99 41.70 109/293 8.50
LA Clippers 6-4 5-5 3-7 104.90 52.30 43.26 48.00 94/276 6.80

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Mar 16, 2017 LAC 114 DEN 129 -5.5 DEN 221.5 O DEN DEN LAC 46 59 52.4 53.5 34 48 16/32 15/28 5 7
Jan 21, 2017 LAC 98 DEN 123 -5 DEN 222.5 U DEN DEN Push 45 59 41.7 52.9 35 46 10/32 10/24 5 4
Dec 26, 2016 DEN 106 LAC 102 4.5 LAC 208.5 U LAC DEN DEN 63 46 43.9 46.4 51 38 11/31 9/25 10 6
Dec 20, 2016 DEN 102 LAC 119 -8 LAC 217.5 O LAC DEN LAC 53 68 43.3 54.7 46 37 11/39 16/36 5 7
Mar 27, 2016 DEN 90 LAC 105 -8.5 LAC 208.5 U LAC Push LAC 48 52 39.4 47.5 44 44 7/29 10/28 7 13
Feb 24, 2016 DEN 87 LAC 81 -11 DEN 213.5 U DEN DEN LAC 53 39 37.8 35.3 57 47 6/24 13/46 11 13
Nov 24, 2015 LAC 111 DEN 94 7 LAC 204.5 O LAC DEN Push 51 45 46.8 39.7 43 48 8/20 8/25 10 3
Apr 13, 2015 DEN 103 LAC 110 -18 DEN 214.5 U LAC DEN DEN 57 54 37.6 45.1 58 47 12/33 7/21 7 7
Apr 4, 2015 LAC 107 DEN 92 11 LAC 215.5 U LAC LAC LAC 55 39 43 37.6 47 44 13/34 6/22 9 7
Jan 26, 2015 DEN 98 LAC 102 -14.5 DEN 215.5 U DEN LAC DEN 47 50 48.2 47.5 38 45 8/21 7/19 7 10

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Denver Nuggets

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 16, 2018 DAL 105-102 W -6.5 210 L/U 46.51 65.38 8 H
Jan 13, 2018 SAN 80-112 L 7.5 208 L/U 34.94 88.24 7 A
Jan 12, 2018 MEM 87-78 W -6.5 203.5 W/U 38.57 81.25 7 H
Jan 10, 2018 ATL 97-110 L -9 215.5 L/U 40.00 60.00 9 H
Jan 8, 2018 GS 114-124 L 10 227.5 P/O 49.47 75.00 8 A

Los Angeles Clippers

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 15, 2018 HOU 113-102 W 4.5 230.5 W/U 55.70 75.00 10 H
Jan 13, 2018 SAC 126-105 W -7 216 W/O 56.10 84.62 12 H
Jan 11, 2018 SAC 121-115 W -3.5 213 W/O 51.19 73.33 13 A
Jan 10, 2018 GS 125-106 W 12 219 W/O 49.46 78.57 11 A
Jan 8, 2018 ATL 108-107 W -4.5 214 L/O 44.71 67.65 9 H

Next up:
Denver home to Phoenix Friday, January 19
Los Angeles at Utah Saturday, January 20

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