NBA: Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Injury Report, Starting 5s, and Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers hit the road to play Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets, who are in the thick of the race for NBA MVP. While the Denver Nuggets have the best record in the Western Conference, the Clippers keep fighting for a playoff spot. The health of the Clippers’ two all-stars, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, is crucial, as it is uncertain whether or not either player will play on Thursday night.
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Injury Update
Forward for the Clippers, SG Clippers George is dealing with a hamstring injury. While his health is still uncertain, he is expected to make the trip to Denver with the team. SF Kawhi Leonard’s condition is listed as “day-to-day.” Because the Clippers have been hesitant to play Leonard in the past, we recommend checking back before tip-off to see if Kawhi Leonard will be in the lineup. Protein Frozen Nuggets To date, Jeff Green’s situation has not changed. He hasn’t returned to the fray yet. With a lower leg injury, the Nuggets SG Collin Gillespie will not play tonight. Gillespie is getting closer to making a comeback after he was recently spotted shooting jump shots. Up to this point, Gillespie’s expected return has not been set.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets Starting 5s
Los Angeles Clippers– PG Reggie George, SG Paul George, SF Terance Mann, PF Marcus Morris Sr., C Ivica Zubac
Denver Nuggets– PG Jamal Murray, SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SF Michael Porter Jr., PF Aaron Gordon, C Nikola Jokic
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets Prediction
When everyone on the Los Angeles Clippers is on the court, they are a formidable opponent. Any NBA team would struggle to match up with two premium wing scorers who are also All-Star defenders. The issue is the phrase “when healthy,” as Kawhi Leonard has a history of short-lived fitness. When it comes to lineups, Nikola Jokic is a matchup nightmare for the Denver Nuggets. Nikola Jokic will be dominant all game long, and the Clippers aren’t in top form for this matchup. Get the points and keep the Nuggets.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Odds
|Los Angeles Clippers||+4.5 (-110)||O 225 (-110)||+160|
|Denver||-4.5 (-110)||U 225 (-110)||-190|