Nuggets vs Clippers NBA Preview (4/4/24): Odds, Prediction, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on April 4, 2024 - Last Updated on April 10, 2024
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The Denver Nuggets are scheduled to play against the Los Angeles Clippers at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday. The game will take place at Arena in Los Angeles, CA, and will be broadcast on TNT. NBA odds favor the Nuggets with a point spread of 4.0 and an over/under set at 220.0. The Nuggets odds for the money line are -173, while the Clippers odds stand at +142.

Nuggets vs Clippers pregame odds for Thursday night

The pregame NBA odds for Thursday’s game between the Nuggets and Clippers show a tight contest. Denver is the consensus -4-point favorite. The total is set at 220.5 at most Massachusetts online sportsbooks.

  • DraftKings: Nuggets -4, over/under 220.5
  • FanDuel: Nuggets -4, over/under 220.5
  • Caesars: Nuggets -4, over/under 219.5
  • BetMGM: Nuggets -3.5, over/under 220.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Nuggets vs Clippers.

Nuggets vs Clippers prediction 4/4/24

Since the middle of February, Denver has lost four games. Having the best player in the NBA doesn’t hurt, but the defending NBA champions are looking the part of a team that is poised to repeat. Thursday’s game against the Clippers is no different. The absence of Kawhi Leonard definitely plays into the thinking of who and how to bet on tonight’s game.

As is the case with the Nuggets, Nikola Jokic is the player to watch. He’s a mismatch for the LA defense and can potentially have a big game. In the most recent matchup between the two teams, Jokic had a triple-double. Yes, it was a loss, but look for Denver to get the win and cover on Thursday. And there’s a chance Jamal Murray could play but don’t count on that.

Nuggets vs Clippers prediction: Nuggets -4

Nuggets vs Clippers projected starting lineups for Thursday

Denver Nuggets starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Jamal Murray (game-time decision)
  • SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
  • SF: Michael Porter Jr.
  • PF: Aaron Gordon (game-time decision)
  • C: Nikola Jokic (game-time decision)

LA Clippers starting lineup tonight

  • PG: James Harden
  • SG: Terance Mann
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Amir Coffey
  • C: Ivica Zubac

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Nuggets vs Clippers injuries for tonight’s game

Clippers: Kawhi Leonard (SF) is out with knee soreness, and Joshua Primo (SG) has an ankle injury that will keep him out on Thursday.

Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar (SF) is out with a knee injury, and Zeke Nnaji (PF) is doubtful with an adductor issue. Aaron Gordon (PF), Nikola Jokic (C), and Jamal Murray (PG) are listed as probable/questionable but expected to play. The one to keep an eye on is Murray.

Team standings and stats for Thursday’s game

This is the fourth meeting this season between the Nuggets and Clippers. Denver is 2-1 heading into tonight’s game in Los Angeles, with the Clippers winning the most recent matchup 111-102 in early December. Here are the team stats ahead of Thursday night’s game.

Denver Nuggets team stats prior to tonight’s game

The Denver Nuggets enter tonight 53-23, securing the second rank in the Western Conference and leading the Northwest Division. Their recent 110-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs showcased a strong rebounding game with 59 rebounds and a triple-double from Nikola Jokic. Nuggets odds might be favorable considering their 7-3 run in the last ten games, including a loss to the Phoenix Suns last week, alongside season averages of 114.5 points per game, 109.8 points against, a 49.4 FG%, and a 37.2 3PT%.

  • Points per game: 114.5
  • Points allowed per game: 109.8
  • FG%: 49.4
  • 3PT%: 37.2
  • Assists per game: 29.3
  • Rebounds per game: 44.4

Los Angeles Clippers team stats prior to tonight’s game

The Los Angeles Clippers, with a current record of 47-28, lead the Pacific Division and rank fourth in the Western Conference. Their recent game against the Kings ended in a 109-95 loss, marking their performance with a 40.8 FG% and a 40.7 3PT%. Season averages for the Clippers include 116.0 points per game, 112.7 points per game against, a 49.2 FG%, and a 38.7 3PT%. Clippers odds may be influenced by their balanced performance and a 5-5 record in their last ten games, including a win over the Philadelphia 76ers last week.

  • Points per game: 116.0
  • Points allowed per game: 112.7
  • FG%: 49.2
  • 3PT%: 38.7
  • Assists per game: 25.6
  • Rebounds per game: 42.3

Player Stats for Nuggets vs Clippers on April 4

As the Nuggets and Clippers head into tonight’s game, NBA odds enthusiasts closely analyze player performances. The Clippers, coming off an away game against the Kings, saw varied contributions across the board, while the Nuggets showcased their strength at home against the Spurs.

Denver Nuggets leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets in their 110-105 win over the Spurs by scoring 42 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. Aaron Gordon added 23 and Michael Porter Jr. 15. Here are Denver’s leaders from Tuesday’s victory:

  • Nikola Jokic (C): 42 PTS, 16 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 23 PTS, 7 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 15 PTS, 16 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Reggie Jackson (PG): 9 PTS, 0 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Payton Watson (F): 7 PTS, 6 RBS, 2 ASTS

After losing to the Clippers, Denver hosts the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, April 10. Here are the Nuggets season leaders heading into tonight’s game:

  • Nikola Jokic (C): 26.4 PPG, 12.3 RPG, 9.0 APG
  • Jamal Murray (PG): 20.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 9.0 APG
  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 16.9 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 13.9 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 3.4 APG
  • Reggie Jackson (PG): 10.2 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 3.8 APG

LA Clippers leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The absence of Kawhi Leonard on Tuesday played a major role in the 109-95 defeat to the Kings. Russell Westbrook led the Clippers with 20 points off the bench, while Paul George added 18. Here are the leaders for Los Angeles’s recent game:

  • Russell Westbrook (PG): 20 PTS, 2 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Paul George (SF): 18 PTS, 4 RBS, 1 AST
  • Norman Powell (SG): 17 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST
  • Ivica Zubac (C): 10 PTS, 11 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Brandon Boston Jr. (SG): 9 PTS, 4 RBS, 0 ASTS

LA went on to beat the Nuggets and next play the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Here are the Clippers season leaders into tonight’s game:

  • Kawhi Leonard (SF): 23.7 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Paul George (SF): 22.6 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 3.5 APG
  • James Harden (SG): 16.7 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 8.5 APG
  • Norman Powell (G): 14.1 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.1 APG
  • Ivica Zubac (C): 11.5 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 1.4 APG
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