Nuggets vs. Clippers NBA Odds and Preview – January 11th, 2022
The Nuggets begin to pick up some pace after winning three of five contests. They have a chance at extending their winning streak to three games as they face the Clippers at the STAPLES Center on Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, the hosts just bounced back from a three-game losing streak with a 106-93 victory against the Hawks.
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Nuggets vs. Clippers Game Information
Workin' to start the week ? pic.twitter.com/QamhQRdNjq— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) January 10, 2022
- When: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10:30 PM ET
- Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM (Nuggets) / 710 ESPNLA (Clippers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets (-TBA) / Clippers (+TBA)
Why Bet on the Denver Nuggets?
The Nuggets are a defense-driven team, but they have enough in their tank to go toe to toe with the Clippers on Tuesday. They average 106.1 points (23rd) per game on 46.4% shooting (tenth). Three-point shooting is not the team’s forte. However, they make up for this deficit in the shorter range. Denver holds a 55.2% two-point percentage, the third-best in the league. On top of that, head coach Michael Malone is particular with his side’s ball rotation. They have the fifth-best assists record in the league at 26.0 per game.
Defense is where the Nuggets thrive. The squad holds opponents to 106.1 points (tenth) per game. Although they allow opponents to hit 54.4% of their two-point shots, the team does have a better defense beyond the arc. The Nuggets limit opponents to 34.0% shooting (ninth) in 38 games played.
Will Barton will miss Tuesday’s game as he enters the league’s health and safety protocols. Facundo Campazzo is next in line to take the starting shooting guard position.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
The Clippers have been in a rut lately after losing six of their last nine games. But head coach Tyronn Lue will try to turn things around after breaking free from a three-game losing streak. While they might struggle offensively again, the Clippers have what it takes to hold off Denver’s attacks.
Defensively, LA holds opponents to 105.8 points (seventh) per game. They showcase solid shooting defense, limiting teams to 50.0% two-point (seventh) and 33.0% three-point (third) shooting per game. As a team, the Clippers average a 50.4% opponent field goal percentage and is the fourth-best record in the league now.
Paul George will be out for a while after suffering a major ligament injury. Amir Coffey has been covering for the guard since and is beginning to heat up. He joins starters Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris Sr., and Nicolas Batum and helps out with scoring duties.
Nuggets vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Nuggets are 3-2 in their last five regular-season road games against the Clippers (2-3 ATS).
- The Nuggets are 4-1 in their last five regular-season road games (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went under in the Nuggets’ last three regular-season road games against the Clippers.
- The Clippers are 4-6 in their last ten regular-season games at the STAPLES Center (4-6 ATS).
- The Clippers are 3-3 in their last six regular-season games against the Nuggets (4-2 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in three of the Clippers’ last six regular-season games against the Nuggets.
Nuggets vs. Clippers Expert Betting Prediction
The Warriors don’t have Draymond Green at their disposal while Gary Paton and Otto Porter Jr. take some sting out of the team’s rotation if they sit the game out. On the other hand, the Grizzlies have their concerns without Dillon Brooks for at least three weeks while Steven Adams is questionable. The Warriors open the game as the slight favorites, but that’s only because the hosts have less firepower on their end. That said, we expect a close contest between the two with Thompson back in action while the Grizzlies get home advantage and the better record in the last ten games.
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