Nuggets vs. Clippers Odds, Picks & Betting Predictions: How We’re Betting Friday’s Western Conference Clash


Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers looks on during the game against the Denver Nuggets.

  • The update betting odds for Friday's Nuggets vs. Clippers game list Kawhi Leonard and LA as two possession favorites (spread: -6.5) with the over/under set at 220.
  • The spread for this game rose from -5.5 this morning to -6.5 and all the stars appear to be set to play for the Clippers at Staples Center.
  • Get our NBA crew's picks for Nuggets vs. Clippers below.

The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers are currently second and third respectively in the Western conference standings and are jockeying for positioning. There is currently just one game separating the third-place Clippers and the Nuggets entering Friday’s matchup, with the LA Lakers comfortably in first.

The Nuggets are one of the top road teams in the West, but can they take down the Clips at Staples Center? Our NBA experts preview how they are betting the matchup including their favorite bets below.

Nuggets at Clippers Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions

  • Spread: Clippers -6.5
  • Over/Under: 220
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN

Odds as of Friday and via FanDuel. Get up to a $500 risk-free bet at FanDuel today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

Betting Trend to Know

The Clippers have had an up-and-down season thus far, and face the Nuggets who are currently the second-best team in the Western conference. Against West teams with a win percentage above .600, the Clippers are just 5-6 against the spread this season.

Rob Perez: Too Much Star Power

This is the biggest game of the year for the Clippers after planting their flag on the Lakers and the city of Los Angeles on Christmas Day. The No. 2-seed could very well be on the line tonight at Staples Center as the Nuggets and Clips are only separated by one game in the standings (as noted above), with the Nuggets currently in the two slot and the Clippers in the three.

If these two teams ultimately do fall in these seeds, they are very likely headed for a second-round matchup where home court will be essential.

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