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.
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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