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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Nuggets vs. Clippers on Saturday

We go over some of the best betting options for Saturday’s matchup between the Denver Nuggets and LA Clippers.

Ivica Zubac of the LA Clippers warms up before the game against the Phoenix Suns on APRIL 28, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Clippers are set to host the Denver Nuggets in a Western Conference matchup on Saturday, but both teams are a little banged up. Kawhi Leonard (foot) will be one of the three starters the home team is missing, and the Nuggets won’t have Monte Morris (hamstring) or Will Barton (hamstring). This game could be an interesting one despite the absence of a couple of key players. Here are the betting options on DraftKings Sportsbook that you should keep an eye on.

Nuggets vs. Clippers, 10:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

Pick ATS: Nuggets +6

Denver has won four straight games without Jamal Murray. Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr. have been enough to get the job done without a quality starting point guard. Jokic is still in MVP form and is far too versatile for Ivica Zubac to contain alone. MPJ averaged 23.8 points on 55.3% shooting in April and should be more than enough to keep Paul George occupied on defense. The Clippers have dropped two straight games without Kawhi and won’t get an easy night against the Nuggets.

Player Prop: Ivica Zubac O9.5 points (+105)

Zubac has reached double-digits in points 10 times in his last 15 games. DeMarcus Cousins could steal some of the young big’s minutes, but the defense will be a priority against an offensive maestro like Jokic. Boogie didn’t play against the Phoneix Suns and Denver won’t be comfortable deploying Patrick Peterson or Daniel Oturu against the MVP frontrunner.

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