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Clippers vs. Nuggets ESPN Wednesday Matchup (August 12, 2020) Betting Preview and Odds

LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets betting odds and preview

Second place behind only the Lakers draws gambling attention. Two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard has sparked the Clippers into a contender.  LA has never been this respected in its history.  For years the Clippers have been the “other team” of Los Angeles.  Perhaps that will always be the case in a “Lakers Town.”  But from an NBA betting perspective LA and Leonard merit handicapping esteem.  Counter to that is a vastly improved Nuggets team.  Public wagering has not fully caught on to Denver.  Nikola Jokic is transforming the Nuggets reputation.  Sharps like Denver as a possible sleeper.

LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: The Arena (WWOS) Orlando, Florida
TV Coverage: ESPN

LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Odds

Clippers -5½ (-110) 229 (-110) -225
Nuggets +5½ (-110) 229 (-110) -185
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LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets CashBet Wagering Analysis

Certainly, the Clippers have earned a new Bitcoin sportsbook image.  It was not that long ago when LA was ignored by gamblers.  If not outright opposed as a “go against” team.  Somehow, they have been able to maintain wagering value with increased adulation.  As the NBA restart moves towards the playoffs, questions remain on sustainability.  For Denver, Jokic is the marquee man they have long sought.  Most important of all he still brings considerable upside.  It won’t be long before the public gravitates in greater numbers.  Live betting could see plenty of handle for this game.  Cause by load management.

Clippers Try to Hold Number Two Slot in West

Late on the Clippers have shown strong betting on NBA value with five covers in six games.  Four of their last six games went over the total.  LA is 47-22 straight up, 39-30 against the spread, with 32 overs.  NBA metrics have the Clippers fourth for scoring and 13th for points allowed.

SF Kawhi Leonard is on day to day status.  Leonard leads the Clippers with 26.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game.  Of course, he is a four-time NBA All-Star.  Further, Leonard has been recognized for his defensive excellence.  He is a three-time first-team defensive All-Star.

Equally important is SF Paul George.  To exemplify George is averaging 21.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game.  George is a six-time NBA All-Star.  In a similar way to Leonard, he is a two-time NBA All-Defensive first-teamer.

Nuggets of Gold Portent of Things to Come?

So too have the Nuggets shown good recent betting on basketball value. Denver has gotten the money in three of their last four games.  Five of their last six went over the total.  Overall, the Nuggets are 46-24 straight up and 32-34-4 vs. the line with 35 overs.  Denver has NBA rankings of 18th for scoring and 10th for points allowed.

C Nikola Jokic has emerged as a key asset for Denver.  Jokic leads the Nuggets with 20.4 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists per game.  Jokic is in his fourth NBA season and is a two-time All-Star.

Michael Malone is one of the most anonymous coaches in the Association.  Yet Malone has overseen a rapid improvement of the Nuggets.  He was 33-49 in his 2015-16 initial season.  Denver has improved its record every year under Malone.

LA Clippers and Denver Nuggets Head to Head with Spread

In sum, Denver has covered seven of their last 10 against the Clippers.  Four of the last six between these teams stayed under the total.

LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets CashBet Free Pick

On this occasion playing time will be an ultimate question.  And the answer will not be known until the game unfolds.  With that in mind, the Basketball betting assessment comes down to value.  Specifically, the Clippers have too many fans betting on them.  Oddsmakers will be prone to sweeten the pot on the Nuggets.  As has been noted Denver is a capable club.  With a proven profit margin against the Clippers.

Clippers vs. Nuggets CashBet Best Bet:  Denver Nuggets


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