Clippers vs. Nuggets NBA Odds and Preview – March 22nd, 2022

The Clippers play the second of back-to-back road games in front of the Denver crowd as they challenge the Nuggets for the last time in the regular season. Nikola Jokic and company already have two wins in three games over the Clips, and a win on Monday night is a great way to end their regular-season saga with the LA team. However, both sides only have two wins in six games and are coming off losses. The Nuggets have to win this one to get a clearer shot at a playoff spot, while the Clippers fight to retain their Play-In Tournament position.

Get a full preview of the Clippers vs. Nuggets game down below. Nitrobetting goes over the game’s important points, including event details, team and player stats, and the latest NBA betting odds. More than that, we share crucial betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.

Clippers vs. Nuggets Game Information

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Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?

The Clippers continue the struggle after a third-straight defeat. They are also riding a two-game losing streak on the road, and a win here brings back some much-needed confidence before returning to the Crypto.com Arena.

The LA Clippers are still without their star player Paul George. This leaves Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris to carry the bulk of the scoring duties, while Ivica Zubac provides more support in the paint. As a team, the Clips average 106.7 points (26th) per game on 45.3% shooting (24th). They do good from range and hit 36.5% of shots from deep (sixth) while keeping consistent from the line with a 78.8% free-throw percentage (tenth).

Defense is an integral part of Tyronn Lue’s Clippers squad. The team keeps its opponents to 107.9 points (11th) per game. They have a firm shooting defense that limits teams to 44.8% shooting (sixth). The Clips defend short and long-range attempts very well, maintaining a 51.2% opponent two-point (fifth) and 34.3% opponent three-point (ninth) percentage.

Why Bet on the Denver Nuggets?

Unlike the Clippers, the Nuggets are persistent attackers. The team averages 111.3 points (12th) in 72 games. Denver also holds a top-three shooting percentage at 47.7%. This entails a league-high 56.8% two-point percentage and a respectable 35.1% from three-points (15th). Additionally, the team exhibits quality ball movement and averages 27.4 assists (third) per game.

The Nuggets are no slouch on defense either. In fact, they feature a versatile lineup that can deliver on both ends of the floor. As a team, they limit opponents to 108.9 points (12th) per game. Despite not matching the Clippers’ opponent shooting percentage at 46.6%, the Nuggets do have an impressive three-point shooting defense that limits teams to 34.2% from the arc. Furthermore, the hosts are the better defensive rebounding team of the two with 35.0 defensive boards (ninth) per game.

Denver’s starting lineup comes in full force with Nikola Jokic leading the line. Aaron Gordon is also expected to punch an offensive threat through the Clippers, while Will Barton and Monte Morris provide scoring assistance to the mix.

Clippers vs. Nuggets Betting Trends

  • The Clippers are 5-5 in the last ten road games (5-5 ATS).
  • The Clippers are 3-2 in the last five road games against the Nuggets (3-2 ATS).
  • The totals went under in four of the Clippers’ last five games against the Nuggets.
  • The Nuggets are 2-3 in the last five games at Ball Arena (1-4 ATS).
  • The Nuggets are 4-1 in the last five games against the Clippers (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went over in two of the Nuggets’ last five games against the Clippers.

Clippers vs. Nuggets Expert Betting Prediction

The Clippers struggle to take off lately and their confidence is at an all-time low after a 29-point defeat to the Jazz on Friday. While the Nuggets lost four of their last six contests and are coming off a 20-point defeat to the Celtics, they deliver more consistent results between the two sides. The Nuggets were great before suffering an overtime defeat to the Cavs. Having homecourt advantage and a healthier lineup plays to their advantage. However, covering the spread should be doable for the visitors, with a slight chance of winning if the rest of the squad can deliver.

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