The 25-6 LA Clippers will travel to play the 17-15 Denver Nuggets in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Denver is set for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA TV.
The current NBA odds from this game have the Clippers favored by -1 points with an over under line of 206 points.
The teams met on Christmas night and it was the Clippers with the 112-100 home win against the Nuggets as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 204 ½ points. Trend: LA Clippers are 8-2 ATS in their past ten meeting with the Denver Nuggets
The Clippers have the best record in the NBA and are riding a 17 game win streak. Clipper fans better hope that the team isn’t looking ahead as there is great anticipation being built up in the Battle of LA on Friday between the Clippers and Lakers. LA comes off the 107-96 home win on Sunday night against the Utah Jazz as a -10 ½ point favorite. It marked the 14th time during the 17 games that the Clippers held an opponent under 100 points. The Clippers are the fourth ranked scoring defense in the league by allowing just 92 points a game. LA shoots 48% from the field and allows just 42.7%. Blake Griffin leads the team with 18 points a game.
Denver holds an impressive home record of 9-1 on the year. Their only home loss came on November 15th in a 98-93 defeat to the Miami Heat as a -3 ½ point betting favorite. They return home on a 1-1 road trip with a 21 point win at Dallas on Friday and an 81-72 road defeat on Saturday night to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Nuggets have struggled from three this season as the club is hitting just 33% from beyond the arc good for 28th in the NBA. They are also the worst free throw shooting team as Denver makes just 68%. The team has six players averaging in double digit scoring this season but five of those players average less than 70% from the free throw line.