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Nuggets vs Clippers Western Conference Showdown Anticipated for April 4th at Arena

The 2023-24 NBA season will feature a highly anticipated Western Conference showdown between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, April 4 at the Arena in Los Angeles, California. This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams this season, with the Nuggets winning the first two matchups and the Clippers securing a victory in the last game in Los Angeles. Key players such as Jamal Murray, Zeke Nnaji, and Vlatko Cancar are sidelined for the Nuggets, while Joshua Primo is out for the Clippers and Kawhi Leonard is questionable. Denver has been pegged as the betting favorite with an opening line of -3 and the current line sitting at Denver -3.5. Stay tuned for an exciting game with the Nuggets looking to extend their series lead.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Nuggets -155 | Clippers +125
  • Spread: Nuggets -3.5 (-110) | Clippers +3.5 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 218.25 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Denver will win straight-up is 61%.

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Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets defeated the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday with a final score of 110-105, marking their 17th win in the last 21 games and propelling them to the top of the Western Conference. Led by Nikola Jokic's impressive performance of 42 points and 16 rebounds, the Nuggets outperformed the Spurs by holding them to 40.0% shooting while hitting 43.9% of their shots. Despite their struggles from the free-throw line, the Nuggets are one of the best shooting teams in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 49.4%. With a power ranking of 2, Denver is ranked 14 in offense and 6 in defense, boasting impressive statistics in both areas. The Nuggets are 53-23 this season and continue to showcase their prowess on the court.

Los Angeles Clippers Analysis

The Los Angeles Clippers suffered a 109-95 loss to the Sacramento Kings, ending their three-game winning streak. Despite shooting 40.8% from the field and making 22 of 27 free throws, the Clippers were outscored in the third quarter. Head Coach Tyrone Lue expressed a desire for his team to maintain their recent level of play. Russell Westbrook led the team with 20 points off the bench, a welcome performance given his recent average of 11.2 points per game. The Clippers are ranked 12th in offense, scoring an average of 116.01 points per game, and 11th in defense, allowing an average of 112.67 points per game. They also rank highly in shooting percentages, being sixth in field goal percentage, third in three-point shooting, and fourth in free throw shooting. Despite their solid shooting, the Clippers rank 27th in shots per game. Defensively, the team allows opponents to shoot 47.11% from the field and 37.00% from three-point range. They are ranked 14th in opponent field goal percentage and 21st in opponent three-point percentage. The Clippers also average 42.32 rebounds per game and 26.51 defensive assists per game.

Denver Nuggets expected to be favored against Los Angeles Clippers in upcoming matchup

At the time of this preview, a line was not available, but it is anticipated that Denver will be the favored team. Despite the Clippers winning the previous matchup, Denver had previously held a strong winning record against Los Angeles, including consecutive wins in Los Angeles. It is likely that the Nuggets will be favored by three points in this upcoming game.

Denver has seen significant success recently, winning 17 of their last 21 games, propelling them to the top of the Western Conference standings. In contrast, the Clippers recently had their three-game winning streak halted and have a more inconsistent record with a 5-5 record in their last ten games, including a three-game losing streak at home.

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