Clippers vs. Nuggets Game 7 Prediction: NBA Playoff Odds, Point Spread

Jeremy Perry | Updated Sep 15, 2020

Jamal Murray, Nuggets, 2020

Denver continues to prove all the doubters wrong. Left for dead down 3-1, they’ve fought all the way back. Tuesday night in Game 7 they are underdogs once again.

September 15, 2020, 9:00 PM ET
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Pointspread +7.5 -120
Moneyline +230
Over / Under o +208


Betting Action


Pointspread -7.5 +100
Moneyline -290
Over / Under u +208


Betting Action


The Denver Nuggets are yet again proving the world wrong. After winning Game 6 to tie the series at 3-3, they’ve now come back from down 3-1 in back-to-back series. The Los Angeles Clippers held a huge lead in Game 6, just as they did in Game 5, but the Nuggets continued to fight and proved that this series isn’t over yet. We now have a Game 7, which will determine who advances.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The under is now 5-0-2 in the Nuggets last seven games overall and 3-0-1 in their last four games after scoring 100 points or more in the game prior. Denver is also 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. They are 4-1 ATS in their last five matchups against the Clippers.

Going over to the Clippers, the under is 5-0-2 in their last seven games overall as well. The under is also 3-0-1 after allowing 100 or more points in the game prior. The Clippers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss of 10 points or more.

Denver Nuggets

Denver continues to prove all the doubters wrong. Left for dead down 3-1, they’ve fought all the way back. More impressive is the rallies the last two games, trailing by 16 in Game 5 and 17 in Game 6. Nikola Jokic and his 34 points but he wasn’t the only one who helped win this game as Jamal Murray scored 21 points and c added 16. All three of these players began to take over in the second half and for the people watching the game, it felt like Denver couldn’t miss a shot. These guys are hungry and they believe in themselves when nobody else is.

However, this series isn’t finished just yet. They still have to win the Game 7 against a really talented Clipper team that has great depth. The Nuggets are going to have to keep the same mentality that they have had all offseason and play with very high energy. Ideally, they don’t dig themselves a massive hole early, so that they can put themselves in better position late.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers need to play better. There’s no doubt about that. It seems as if they take their foot off the gas pedal after halftime, which is the worst possible thing to do against a hungry team like the Nuggets. The majority of their team has been inefficient for most of this series and it is starting to kill them. Paul George scored 33 points in Game 6 and Kawhi Leonard scored 25, but only two other guys on the roster scored more than 10 points in Game 6. Marcus Morris scored five points, Montrezl Harrell scored five and Landry Shamet only scored one. These are big pieces to this roster and when they struggle like this, it is very hard for the Clippers to win.

If the Clippers want to advance to the Conference finals for the first time in the team’s history, they will have to play like their backs are against the wall. They know what to do as they’ve been building massive leads. Now they just have to figure out how to close things out.

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