Nuggets vs Clippers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 25 (Shorthanded LA Can't Contain Jokic & Co.)

Devon Platana
Denver Nuggets vs LA Clippers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Denver Nuggets vs LA Clippers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photo/David Zalubowski
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Nuggets vs Clippers Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Denver Nuggets (11-7, 7-5 Away) vs. LA Clippers (11-8, 6-4 Home)
Date: Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Venue: crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles,CA
Coverage: NBA TV

The 2022-23 NBA season has 14 games planned for Black Friday 2022, including a tilt between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers. The Nuggets have had trouble stringing together wins lately, but they hope to do so tonight coming off a 131-126 overtime victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

On the other hand, the Clippers aren't too happy after a 124-107 loss to the Golden State Warriors snapped their three-game winning streak. Los Angeles will look to bounce back at home, where the Clips have won five of their last six games.

Can the Nuggets win back-to-back outings for the first time in more than two weeks? Or will the Clippers overcome their key injuries to get yet another win at crypto.com Arena?

Nuggets vs Clippers Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: DEN: (-162) | LAC: (+136)
Spread: DEN: -3.5 (-198) | LAC: +3.5 (-112)
Total: 218 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Nuggets enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 218 points, which is among the lowest of Friday's projected totals.

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Nuggets vs Clippers Prediction & Pick

Wednesday's loss to the Warriors showed the Clippers how tough life will be without both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. With both sidelined by injuries, Los Angeles lacks that one player who can step up when the team falls behind by large deficits.

One reason why the Clippers lost by 17 is that the Warriors hit 19 three-pointers. Now, they must face the team that leads the NBA in 3-point percentage (40.1%).

With Nikola Jokic averaging a near-triple double (22.7 - 9.5 - 9.0), things could get ugly without LA's superstar duo. At the end of the night, don't be surprised if the Nuggets win by double digits.

Final Score Prediction: Nuggets: 115 | Grizzlies: 102

Nuggets vs Clippers Betting Trends

- Denver is 8-2 straight up in its last 10 games against the Clippers.
- The Clippers are 8-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last 12 games.
- The total has hit the under in each of Denver's last five road games against the Clippers.
- The total has hit the under in 15 of the Clippers' last 20 games.

Nuggets vs Clippers Best Bet

With the total being as low as it is, this should be a low-scoring matchup. The Clippers' offense lacks punch without George and Leonard while the Nuggets' attack could take a hit with Bones Hyland being ruled out and Michael Porter Jr. listed as questionable.

Furthermore, the total has gone under in each of the last five Nuggets-Clippers matchups at crypto.com Arena. With the average total of those games only being 195.4 points, taking the under is the best bet here.

Bet: Under 218 Points (-110)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. 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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