Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions
The Los Angeles Clippers is all set to take on Denver Nuggets in an interesting regular season clash. The match will take place in the Staples Center on 1st April at 10.00 pm EST. The similarity in their campaign is contrast at best.
The hosts need to keep their winning momentum going is after put up some strong performances in the recent past while the Nuggets are very much back in the fray with a 5-match winning streak going on for them. The rivalry and the predictions are completely in favor of the home team with their opponents desperate to score an important victory of the season.
Los Angeles Clippers lost their last game but Nuggets are on 3 games winning streak. The latest Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions updated on 1st April.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Los Angeles Clippers have so far had an impressive season in the Western conference. but their inconsistency in the recent past needs to be addressed if they have to do well in the post season fixtures.
Looking at this month’s campaign so far, the side has managed to achieve victories against Warriors, 76ers, Bucks and Hawks while they suffered defeats against the likes of Mavericks, Pelicans, Wizards and Magic that has prevented them to occupy the top spot in the table. They are currently sitting in 3rd spot with 32 triumphs and 17 losses.
The Denver Nuggets who are in with a lot of self-belief and confidence, are having a successful stint in this edition. They have done a good job so far but it isn’t sufficient if they have to make inroads into the post season games.
They had a disastrous start losing to Kings and Clippers but made sure that it didn’t affect them as they contained the momentum. In the last 5 appearances, they lost the only game against Raptors without much of a fight but have managed to stitch some important wins against the likes of Pelicans, 76ers, Hawks and Magic. They are currently aiming for a spot in the top 3 with a 0.617 win-loss record.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (179 games): Clippers – 82 wins, Nuggets – 97 wins.
Playoffs: Clippers – 7 wins, Nuggets – 5 wins.
Previous meeting: Clippers won 121-108 on 25th December 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and predictions: Players to watch
Nicolas Batum who is the power forward has been a regular contributor averaging 8.6 points in addition to 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in 45 appearances.
Kawhi Leonard is an important small forward with a field goal success of 51.5% and a 3-pointer conversion of 38.3% so far. He was the prime scorer with 28 points and was there on the pitch for 34 minutes against Magic.
Reggie Jackson has played 45 games, securing 9.4 points per game in addition to a free throw percentage of 77.8. Ivica Zubac who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 8.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in his career.
Nikola Jokic who plays at the center position was in good form against Philadelphia 76ers by pitching in with 21 points and 5 assists in 34 minutes.
Jamal Murray who is the point guard has a 3-pointer conversion of 41.1% so far in addition to averaging 21 points. Michael Porter Jr. who plays as the small forward and power forward has a field goal percentage of 52.7 and a free throw percentage of 74.6 in 36 games this season. He has also averaged 7.4 rebounds per game during the same time.
Will Barton who has played at the small forward position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 12.5 points and 3.4 assists in his career.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and predictions: Predicted Winner
Irrespective of the odds and predictions, it is pretty clear that the Denver Nuggets are in a solid position to go deep for the second consecutive year while the Clippers have a big chance to grab the title. The famous prediction platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have also stated the same, giving a considerable chance for the both the sides.
Looking at the predictions for this game, FiveThirtyEight has given a huge advantage to Clippers with 60% chance while the Nuggets having to fight hard on Thursday night.