Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers 9/3/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers 9/3/2020 – The Denver Nuggets prevailed over the Utah Jazz in a very exciting Game 7 and earned the right to face the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round. They only have a day of rest as Game 1 will happen on Thursday, September 3 at the AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida. It will be TNT that will have the broadcast rights for this game and they will be airing the live telecast at exactly 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. For those who want to catch the live stream, it will be available for NBA League Pass subscribers and at SofaScore. With much rest and a well-constructed team, the Los Angeles Clippers are expected by NBA Playoff Lines to take Game 1 of this best-of-seven series.
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers 9/3/2020
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers 9/3/2020 Betting Odds
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets showed that they belong to the elite in the NBA Western Conference as they defeated the Utah Jazz with guns blazing. Jamal Murray had a good stretch of 40 and 50 point games in the series and much is expected from him facing the tough backcourt of the Clippers. Nikola Jokic will have to be as dominating as he can be against the small frontcourt of their opponents. Players like Michael Porter Jr and Jerami Grant will play a huge role in supporting their stars and it is a good sign for them having Gary Harris back in uniform to provide some extra firepower.
Players to Watch: J. Murray PG GP 7 GS 7 MIN 38 PTS 31.6 OR 1.6 DR 4 REB 5.6 AST 6.3 STL 0.6 BLK 0.3 TO 2 PF 3 AST/TO 3.1 PER 32.61
N. Jokic C GP 7 GS 7 MIN 37.6 PTS 26.3 OR 2 DR 6.1 REB 8.1 AST 5.4 STL 0.7 BLK 0.4 TO 2.3 PF 3.1 AST/TO 2.4 PER 26.73
M. Porter Jr. PF GP 7 GS 3 MIN 26 PTS 12 OR 1 DR 6 REB 7 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 0.4 TO 1.3 PF 2 AST/TO 0.7 PER 14.69.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting
The Los Angeles Clippers managed to taper the Dallas Mavericks in their last matchup and limited Luka Doncic as much as they can. Kawhi Leonard has always been consistent in leading the team and he is expected to dominate the wings once again and bring that deadly mid-range jumper. Paul George had a rough start during the series but made it up well in the final games and provided the team that extra push. It was a good sight to see Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams get a better groove in the previous series and they are an x-factor if the Clippers want to dispose of the Nuggets early on.
Players to watch: K. Leonard SF GP 6 GS 6 MIN 39.2 PTS 32.8 OR 2.2 DR 8 REB 10.2 AST 5.2 STL 2.3 BLK 0.5 TO 2.5 PF 2.8 AST/TO 2.1 PER 32.39
P. George SG GP 6 GS 6 MIN 36.2 PTS 18.5 OR 1.2 DR 5.7 REB 6.8 AST 4 STL 0.8 BLK 0.2 TO 2.7 PF 4 AST/TO 1.5 PER 11.08
L. Williams SG GP 6 GS 0 MIN 27.2 PTS 16 OR 0.3 DR 3 REB 3.3 AST 4.3 STL 0.5 BLK 0 TO 2.2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 2 PER 18.78.
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers 9/3/2020 Betting Numbers
Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
LA Clippers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Will Barton SG Knee is out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley PG Calf is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Denver
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers Betting Picks
The Denver Nuggets are hardened by their series against the Utah Jazz but coming from just a day of rest and going up a powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers, it is hard for Online Sportsbook to see them taking a Game 1 upset. It should be the Clippers taking Game 1 with a very fair margin between them.
Moneyline: It is +325 on the ML for the Nuggets for this game while favorites Clippers are handed a -400.
ATS: The given spread for this game is a wide 8.5 points with the Clippers owning the -8.5 and the Nuggets are on the far end with +8.5.
TOTALs: The given total for this matchup is 223 points with the Nuggets going over and the Clippers should be under.
Score Prediction: 110 – 105 Clippers