Nuggets vs Clippers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, January 5, 2023

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The Denver Nuggets (24-13) and the Los Angeles Clippers (21-18) will square off at Ball Arena in a game on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The Nuggets are 6-point favorites in the game. The point total for the contest is set at 229.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Clippers

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with bookmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -229 odds to pick up the win, while the Clippers are listed at +189 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 229 points.

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Nuggets vs. Clippers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena

Nuggets vs. Clippers Betting Trends

The Nuggets are 18-18-1 against the spread this year. Denver has been victorious in 19, or 67.9%, of the 28 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Nuggets games this year have eclipsed the over/under 48.7% of the time (19 out of 39 games with a set point total).

The Clippers have 20 wins against the spread in 39 games this season. Los Angeles has a 5-11 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 31.2% of those games). Clippers games this year have hit the over on 16 of 39 set point totals (41%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Nuggets

Nuggets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Jokic 34 25.6 10.8 9.5 1.4 0.6 0.9
Jamal Murray 30 18 3.8 5.6 0.9 0.2 1.9
Aaron Gordon 32 17.1 6.9 2.4 1 0.8 1
Michael Porter Jr. 23 16.7 5.8 1.3 0.7 0.5 2.8
Nah’Shon Hyland 29 13.4 2.3 3.4 0.7 0.3 2.5

Clippers

Clippers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paul George 29 24.4 6.1 5.3 1.6 0.4 3.1
Kawhi Leonard 16 17.3 6.1 3.9 0.9 0.3 1.1
Norman Powell 29 15 2.8 1.7 0.8 0.4 1.6
Marcus Morris 36 13.4 5.1 1.8 0.7 0.5 2.1
Reggie Jackson 36 12.1 2.6 3.8 0.7 0.1 1.6
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Nuggets: Peyton Watson: Out (Adductor), Jeff Green: Out (Hand), Collin Gillespie: Out (Lower Leg)

Clippers: Nicolas Batum: Out (Ankle), Paul George: Questionable (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

This year, Denver is putting up 116.4 points per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) and ceding 114.5 points per contest (17th-ranked). The Nuggets put up 119.1 points per game at home, compared to 114.2 points per game away from home, a difference of 4.9 points per contest. The Nuggets have been racking up 117.7 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 116.4 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Denver is making 11.9 treys per game this year (14th-ranked in NBA), and it sports a 39.8% three-point percentage (best). The Nuggets are attempting 56 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 65.1% of the shots they’ve taken (and 72.7% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 30 threes per contest, which are 34.9% of their shots (and 27.3% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers

In 2022-23, Los Angeles is third-worst in the NBA offensively (109.5 points scored per game) but third-best defensively (109.4 points conceded). In 2022-23 the Clippers are scoring 8.6 fewer points per game at home (105.1) than away (113.7). The Clippers are averaging 114.2 points per game over their past 10 games, which is 4.7 more than their average for the season (109.5).

At 12.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 37.6% from beyond the arc, Los Angeles is 10th and sixth in the league, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Clippers have taken 40% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 60% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 32.3% of the Clippers’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 67.7% have been 2-pointers.

Nuggets vs. Clippers Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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