LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets Game 7 – Preview, Odds, Picks (September 15)

LA Clippers and Denver Nuggets provided so much fun for the fans throughout six games. Game 7 has no reason to be different.

LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets Game Preview

The Clips had two chances to send Nuggets back home. They would have massive advantages in the previous two contests, and they choked. Even though many avoid to say that word, we aren’t. The Clippers choked, and that is it. Though, many say that they didn’t choke, but simply, the Nuggets know how to play in situations once they face elimination. We saw that in the first round, why not again. Jokic is the best center in the league, period. We are still not sure why Anthony Davis got the advantage over Denver’s big fella in voting for the All-NBA First Team.

LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets Odds

Where, When, and How to Watch LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets

Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Lake Buena, Fla

When: Tuesday, September 16, 9 pm ET

How to Watch: ESPN, NFL Game Pass

Clippers Under Pressure

Nikola Jokic stated that following Game 6, his team isn’t feeling any pressure, unlike the Clippers, who are now in a pretty bad situation. And the Serbian is right. Doc Rivers was up 3-1, had a close-to-20-point lead in two games while having the edge, and they still couldn’t overcome the No.3 seed in the West. Some fans are wondering, what did the Clips needed more? 

From our perspective, a bit more courage. We believed that LAC’s biggest strength would be ice-cold leaders, including the head coach, who all have enormous playoff experience. It seems that we might be wrong.

Both Kawhi and Paul George were unrecognizable in Games 5 and 6 in the moments once Denver started coming back. Last night, Clippers scored just 34 points in the second half. The two-above mentioned weren’t noticeable at all. 

Denver in Game 7… Again

Michael Malone’s playoff runs in the last two years saw nothing but thrill and excitement. The Nuggets played four series, including this one, and all saw seven matches. So he is accustomed to being in these situations.

His boys played well recently, finding ways to take down the favorites. The key here was probably the fact that Nuggets began playing without any expectations with such massive deficits. Without the pressure to be exact. We’ll see how they handle Tuesday’s match.

Jokic is the clutch guy, who isn’t feeling any burden while on the court. In five elimination games played during this postseason, he averaged 27.8 points, 10.4 boards and was 55% for three and from the field.

Prediction

The spread on the Nuggets is +7.5. After all these comeback and stuff, the bookies still believe in LAC’s routine win against this opponent. We don’t share the same opinion. Games 7 are usually tough and without too many points, and in most cases, even if they do see high-efficiency, rarely one team wins with a double-digit difference. That is why we back up Nuggets defend their spread.