Clippers vs. Nuggets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 13 (Keep Backing a Red-Hot Denver Squad)

Larry Rupp
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/David Zalubowski
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Clippers vs. Nuggets Game Info

  • Date: Friday, January 13, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena -- Los Angeles, California
  • Coverage: ESPN, ALT, and BSSC

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with nine more games, including a battle between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers. The Nuggets rank first in the Western Conference with a 28-13 record, while the Clippers check in sixth with a 22-21 record. This lines up as an exciting game.

Denver enters as a victor in six of its last seven games following a 126-97 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Los Angeles snapped a six-game losing streak with a 113-101 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. Which Western Conference contender will win on Friday night?

Clippers vs. Nuggets Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Nuggets vs Clippers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Nuggets -1.5 - - 224.5 -110 -110 -120 102
  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: LAC: (-130) | DEN: (+110)
  • Spread: LAC: -2 (-110) | DEN: +2 (-110)
  • Total: 225 -- Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)

The Clippers enter this contest as slight home favorites on moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 225 points, which is below average when compared to Friday's projected totals.

Clippers vs. Nuggets Betting Trends

  • The Nuggets compiled a 36-44-2 record against the spread last season.
  • As 1.5-point underdogs or greater, the Clippers went 19-20-1 against the spread last year.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 47 times in Nuggets games.
  • Last season, 40 of the Clippers' 82 games hit the over.

Clippers vs. Nuggets Prediction & Pick

There's noteworthy injury storylines to keep an eye on ahead of this game. Paul George remains out for the Clippers with a hamstring injury, while Jamal Murray is listed as probable for the Nuggets with an ankle issue. Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic may sit due to an injury management decision, though.

There's still no way that I am fading Denver. The Nuggets blew out the Clippers by a score of 122-91 back on Jan. 5 as LA waved the white flag at halftime. George and Kawhi Leonard didn't play at all in the second half. Denver also ranks second in offensive efficiency and fifth in points per game (117.0).

The Clippers are just 1-7 straight up in their last eight games against the Nuggets, so fade LA here.

Final Score Prediction: Clippers: 110 | Nuggets: 114

Clippers vs. Nuggets Best Bet

These teams enter Friday with completely different momentums. Denver is 7-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games and is blowing out one opponent after another. LA is only 1-5 ATS in its last six games and continues to fall apart late in games. Home-court advantage means little here.

Keep in mind the Nuggets are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games against the Clippers, too. Even if Jokic doesn't suit up, Denver has more than enough talent to keep up with LA. Head coach Mike Malone's team ranks first in three-point shooting percentage (40.0%), anyways. Denver squeaks out a win.

Bet: Denver Nuggets ML (+110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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