The late game on the NBA card from Monday March 17th will feature the LA Clippers hitting the road on back to back nights as they face the Denver Nuggets from pro basketball action. The Clippers and Nuggets will get started from Denver at 10:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will provide the coast to coast broadcast. Check out the NBA wagering odds listed at Bovada sportsbook.
The NBA betting odds from this contest has the road team LA Clippers favored by -4 ½ points with an over under line set at 218 points. Those betting the LA Clippers on the money line will have to lay -175 odds with the return on a money line bet on the Denver Nuggets at +155 odds.
This is a difficult scheduling spot for both teams. The LA Clippers will be on a back to back and will be playing their third game in four nights facing travel in each spot. Knowing this scheduling spot the Clippers slowed down the pace on Sunday night as they get the 102-80 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is game 68 for the LA Clippers and this deep in the schedule head coach Doc Rivers does not want any injuries coming about due to fatigue. For that reason I expect the Clipper head coach to pull in the reigns and he has a point guard in Chris Paul who knows how to play and knows how important health is when entering the postseason. The Clippers experienced this issue last year when Blake Griffin and Chris Paul were both playing injured in their first round defeat in the playoffs last year to the Memphis Grizzlies. The under is 3-1 in their previous four head to head matchups. Denver is in a difficult spot as they have one day of rest after completing a three game east coast road trip. In spots like this when teams return home after a long road trip we often see the shooting percentages suffer because of the fatigued caused by the recent travels to and from game locations in such short time windows. Look for the Clippers and Nuggets to play slow in the second half and especially in the fourth quarter when the fatigue really sinks in.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Monday we will play on the LA Clippers and Denver Nuggets to play under the total of 218 ½ points at the www.sportsbookroom.com.