LAC VS DEN NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets
NBA Regular Season
LAC VS DEN MATCH PREVIEW:
Los Angeles Clippers host Denver Nuggets in NBA action on Wednesday (IST) at Staples Center, in Downtown Los Angeles.
Clippers (42-37) slipped down to 10th in Western Conference after losing three times in the last four games in NBA. Their misery was compounded after Denver Nuggets won their last four and moved above them to 9th and just one game worse off than Minnesota Timberwolves who occupy the last NBA playoff spot in the Western Conference.
However, not all is doom and gloom for Clippers as they still have a chance of making into the all-important playoffs. But their destiny is not in their hands as not only they need to win all their matches but hope that the teams aiming for a place in the top-8 lose all their three matches, an improbable looking scenario.
Having said that, it’s the pride that Clippers can target for the next three games. They have a very good home record this season and they would be aiming to hold on to that when Nuggets visit the town. The Clippers have played a total of 38 games at Staples Center in the 2017-18 season and won 22.
Denver Nuggets (44-35), on the other hand, are 9th in the Western Conference and have more than decent chances of making it into the playoffs. They need a win in this game more than the hosts. The form suggests that the visitors have the potential to achieve this target in this match. In the last seven games in the last two weeks, Nuggets have played seven games and won five times.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, April 08, 01:00 AM IST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Form of the Team-
Los Angeles Clippers–
Clippers have hit a purple patch in the last couple of weeks. They have lost three of their last four games and that has all but dashed their hopes of making into the NBA playoffs 2018. Only three games are remaining in the regular season, and considering the gap between them and the last placed Minnesota Timberwolves is three game, it’s fair to assume that Clippers are done and dusted for this season. As a team, Clippers are averaging 109.1 points this season, while their three-point accuracy stands at 35.6 percent this season.
Just about in time as they say- Denver Nuggets are on a four-game winning streak heading into this match. This incredible run have brought them back into the contention for the NBA playoffs. With just one game separating them and San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves, who all have won 45 games up until now, a win for them and a defeat for either of those teams will take them into the top-8 in the Western Conference. So this is really a massive, massive game for Nuggets and their ambitions for this season.
As a team, Nuggets are averaging 109.7 points this season, against 108.5 points. While they are shooting at 47 percent against 48 percent that the opposition are managing against at them. They have won six of their last eight games and will be aiming for their fifth straight win against their hosts in this match.
Last 10 Games –
Los Angeles Clippers – L L L W W W L L W L
Denver Nuggets – L L W W L L W W W W
Los Angeles Clippers – Win – 42, Loss – 37
Denver Nuggets – Win – 44, Loss – 35
Top Performer –
For Los Angeles Clippers-
|Points Per Game||Blake Griffin||22.6|
|Rebounds per Game||DeAndre Jordan||15.3|
|Assists Per Game||Blake Griffin||5.4|
For Denver Nuggets:
|Points Per Game||Nikola Jokic||18.2|
|Rebounds per Game||Nikola Jokic||10.6|
|Assists Per Game||Nikola Jokic||6.0|
LAC VS DEN TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Clippers:
Patrick Beverley (Knee Injury), and Avery Bradley (Groin Injury), are long-term absentees. While Milos Teodosic (foot injury), and Danilo Gallinari suffered serious injuries in the last game. They are expected to be done for this season. if something regarding their injuries pops up, we will notify you-
Jawun Evans is a big doubt for this match.
Tobias Harris (Forward), Sindarius Thornwell (Forward), DeAndre Jordan (Center), Austin Rivers (Guard), Tyron Wallace (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell, C.J. Williams, Boban Marjanovic, Sam Dekker, Wesley Johnson
Tyler Lydon (Knee Injury), and Gary Harris (Knee Injury) have been ruled out from this match. So don’t include either of these players in your team.
Wilson Chandler (Forward), Paul Millsap (Forward), Nikola Jokic (Center), Jamal Murray (Guard), Will Barton (Guard)
From the bench: Devin Harris, Torrey Craig, Trey Lyles, Mason Plumlee
Los Angeles Clippers – Lou Williams, Tobias Harris
Denver Nuggets – Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic
LAC VS DEN FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Considering Los Angeles Clippers’ home form this season and Denver Nuggets’ performance on the road this season, a home win looks a good bet.
NOTE: THIS LAC VS DEN MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.