Nuggets vs. Clippers Betting Preview (April 1, 2021)

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Sep 15, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris (14) celebrates with guard Jamal Murray (27) after defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in game seven of the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Nuggets are red hot after winning their last three and four of their last five games. Nikola Jokic’s MVP quest continues as Denver tries to take down Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers.

Let’s take a deep dive into the different markets out there for Colorado sports bettors in our Nuggets vs. Clippers betting preview, complete with the best odds, picks, and predictions.

Nuggets vs. Clippers Betting Preview

The Nuggets and Clippers have a history together. After all, Denver came back from down 3-1 in the Western Conference semifinals last year to shock the Clippers. Los Angeles won’t have Paul George, Serge Ibaka, Patrick Beverley, or Rajon Rondo in this one.

Monte Morris will be out for the Nuggets, but they will be full strength otherwise. That means Jokic will have Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr., and Aaron Gordon at his disposal.

Nuggets vs. Clippers Odds

Game lines courtesy of DraftKings Colorado:

  • Spread: Nuggets -2 (-112) // Clippers +2 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Nuggets -129 // Clippers +107
  • Total: Over 218.5 (-112) // Under 218.5 (-109)

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Bets We Like With A Nuggets Win

Kawhi Leonard Under 26.5 Points (+110)

If the Nuggets can slow down Kawhi Leonard, they will win this game. It’s as simple as that. The Clippers are shorthanded at nearly every position and they need Leonard to pick up the slack.

The good news for the Nuggets is that they can key in on Leonard without having to worry about guys like Paul George going off. The recent addition of Aaron Gordon gives Denver someone who can physically match up with guys like Leonard and LeBron James in the Western Conference.

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Bets We Like With A Clippers Win

Reggie Jackson More Points Than Michael Porter Jr. (+162)

Clippers fans can grab this matchup prop bet at an awesome price on FanDuel Sportsbook. Obviously, the odds show that Michael Porter Jr. is the favorite in this matchup, but the Clippers are going to need someone to help Kawhi Leonard out if they are going to beat the Nuggets. Reggie Jackson going off is the right play if you think the Clippers pull this game out.

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Bets We Like Regardless Of Outcome

Nikola Jokic Over 32.5 Points + Assists (-115)

Nikola Jokic is the MVP frontrunner for a reason. He has upped his scoring this year, but it hasn’t come at the expense of his facilitating. Look for Jokic to have a big game against this shorthanded Clippers frontcourt. It doesn’t matter whether or not the Nuggets win, we expect Jokic to have a big game either way.

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Nuggets vs. Clippers Prediction, Pick

Nuggets, Nuggets, and more Nuggets in this one. Load up on the Nuggets on your player props and take Denver laying the points. They are scorching hot right now and the Clippers are just treading water until they can get fully healthy.

Pick: Nuggets -2

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