NBA Eastern Conference Semis Game 1 Predictions, Clippers vs Nuggets Odds, Betting Trends

Thursday’s game (September 3, 2020) between the Los Angeles Clippers (49-23, 4-2) and the Denver Nuggets (46-27, 4-3) sees Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers as a solid, 8.5-point favorite. The over/under is 223 points for the game. The battle between these two squads at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is one of two contests on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off for Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET.

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Betting Information

Clippers vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Clippers -8.5 -110 -110 223 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Clippers vs Nuggets
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Nuggets (+8.5) Over (223) Clippers 116 Nuggets 108

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Head to Head

After three head-to-head matchups this season, Los Angeles has a 2-1 record against Denver. The Clippers also have a 2-1 record against the spread when playing the Nuggets.

Clippers vs Nuggets in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/12/2020 Clippers -5.5 229.5 -230 187 124-111 LAC
2/28/2020 Clippers -7 220 -298 237 132-103 LAC
1/12/2020 Clippers -1 221 -115 -105 114-104 DEN

Clippers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles has been good against the spread this season, posting a 45-32 record.
  • The Clippers have posted a winning record of 14-12 against the spread when the spread is -8.5 or higher.
  • Los Angeles has more often than not combined with its adversaries to reach the total, doing so 38 times in 78 contests (48.7%).
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Nuggets Betting Information

  • Denver has a winning record against the spread, going 39-37-3 ATS (covering 49.4% of the time).
  • The Nuggets have fared well as an 8.5-point underdog, going 2-1 against the spread when they are at least 8.5-point underdogs.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 43 of 80 (53.8%).
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Over/Under Analysis

Clippers vs Nuggets Total Facts
Games Over 223 % of Games Over 223 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Clippers 42 53.8% 117.1 228.3 110.4 220 227.6
Nuggets 37 46.2% 111.2 228.3 109.6 220 220.7

Clippers Leaders

  • The Clippers scoring leader is Leonard, who puts up 27.1 points per game.
  • Lou Williams leads Los Angeles with 5.6 assists per game and Ivica Zubac paces the team with 7.5 rebounds per outing.
  • The Clippers are led by Paul George from beyond the arc. He knocks down 3.3 shots from deep per game.
  • Leonard leads the team with 1.8 steals per game. Montrezl Harrell collects 1.1 blocks an outing to pace Los Angeles.

Nuggets Leaders

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets with 19.9 points per game, 9.7 rebounds per game, and 7.0 assists per game.
  • Jamal Murray is tops from three-point range for the Nuggets, hitting 1.9 threes per game.
  • Gary Harris is at the top of Denver’s steals hierarchy with 1.4 steals per game and Bol Bol leads the squad in blocks with 1.0 per game.

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