Thursday NBA: Mims previews Nuggets vs Clippers on TNT, picks props for Kawhi Leonard, Jamal Murray, more

Nuggets vs Clippers starts a little after 10 pm EDT.
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) drives around LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley. Beverley is out tonight.
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) drives around LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley. Beverley is out tonight.Associated Press Photo / Mark J. Terrill

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets meet tonight in a prime time telecast. The game will start at 10 pm.

Injuries: Paul George is out with a foot injury. Patrick Beverley and Serge Ibaka are both out as well. Marcus Morris is questionable with a calf contusion. Monte Morris is questionable for Denver.

The Trends: Nuggets have won 7 of their last 10 games and have a three-game winning streak. Clippers are 7-3 over their last 10 games. Nuggets have won 3 straight and just defeated the Sixers 104-95. Clippers lost their last game against the Magic 103-96. Nuggets are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the spread. Denver is 5-2 in the last 7 games against the Clippers ATS.

The Numbers: Nuggets are favored by 2.0 and the total is 228. The money line for the game is Nuggets -122 and the Clippers +100.

The Prop Bets: Kawhi Leonard under 26.5 points. Leonard has scored over 28 points in his 2 of his last 10 games. The price is -106. The stats indicate Leonard goes under. Jamal Murray over 20.5. The price is -118.Take him over. I saw a player point match bet that had Michael Porter Jr. against Reggie Jackson. Porter is averaging 16.5 and has scored over 15 points in 9 of his last 10. Jackson's scoring average is 9.5. He has scored over 20 in 1 of his last four. Taking Porter, you must lay -192 but he should outscore Jackson easily.

The Money: 62% of the wagers are on the Nuggets. The money on the total is 56% on the game going over.

The Pick: The Clippers are down 3 starters going into the game. Nuggets are hot and relatively healthy. Denver is 2 games in back of the Clippers in the loss column. This is a meaningful game. Nuggets win and the game goes under.

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