A fight at the Western Conference came on Saturday night as the struggling Los Angeles Clippers set off to take on the Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena. This matchup means a lot to the standings as the pairs are less than two games apart in the West.
The Clippers are on a 139-133 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday, putting the brakes on a two-game losing streak. Meanwhile, the Nuggets are losing heavily 125-102 to the Utah Jazz over the weekend. The Nuggets are currently 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games but are favored in this game by six. The last time these two teams met was on January 11, when the Clippers won 87-85.
Here are the odds for this important Western Conference battle, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Total: 213 (Above -110/Under -110)
This matchup could turn out to be a mostly defensive one with both teams both in the top 10 in terms of scoring defense. The Clippers give up 106 PPG while the Nuggets overtake them with 105.9 PPG allowed. UNDER has been on the offensive in the last two matches between these two teams and that makes perfect sense. While both teams are at the top of the top 10 for goalscoring, they are also in the bottom 23 in terms of scoring.
All possible signs point to a bet BELOW, I want to make a little game of contrasts here.
Let’s see, the total is very low for an NBA game regardless of who the two teams are. I think it’s an overreaction to two of the best defenses against two of the weakest offenses. Although I didn’t expect a 240 point slobberknocker, I think the total score here is too low. OVER is 3-0 in Denver’s last three games and has averaged over 125 PPG during that time.
The Nuggets tend to shoot better at home and the Clippers scored 139 points in their last game.
Select: Clippers & Nuggets OVER 213 (-110)
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