Today’s NBA matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers will start at 3:30 ET. The Clippers are favored by 11 points, and the over/under is 226.5. The game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
This non-conference matchup can be seen on BSSC. The Clippers are 26-14 and currently sit in 4th place in the Western Conference. The Nets are 17-24 and 11th in the Eastern Conference.
BROOKLYN NETS VS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Brooklyn Nets +11
This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 3:30 ET on Sunday, January 21st.
WHY BET THE BROOKLYN NETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-109 in favor of the Clippers.
- Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.8% and knocking down 14 threes.
Will the Nets Win on the Road?
The Nets have an O/U record of 21-20 this season, and their games have averaged 229.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 226.5 is lower than their season average of 228.6.
As the underdog this season, the Nets are 7-19 and have gone 11-13 against the spread on the road. Their ATS record as the underdog is 11-13.
In their last game against the Lakers, the Nets won 130-112 as 7.5-point underdogs. The O/U line for that game was 227.5, and the teams combined for 242 points.
Brooklyn is currently 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 17-24. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 13-13 and 1-4 against teams in their division.
On the road, the Nets are 7-14 straight up and 8-13 against the spread. Their average scoring differential on the road is -5.2 points per game.
The Nets have struggled to score on the road this season, averaging 112.7 points per game away from home. Overall, they are 19th in the league in scoring at 114.2 points per game.
When it comes to pace, Brooklyn is 23rd in the NBA at 97.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 27th at 45%.
One area where the Nets have excelled is offensive rebounding, as they are 5th in the league in that category. In terms of assists, Brooklyn is 15th at 26.2 per game.
The Nets’ defense is presently ranked 16th in the league, allowing an average of 115.5 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Lakers, the Nets’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 52% leading to 112 points.
Are Los Angeles Ready for a Home Win?
In Clippers games this season, the average over/under line is 229.7 points, which is higher than today’s line of 226.5. The team’s games have averaged 229.6 points per game.
LA’s O/U record for the season is 18-22, and they have gone over the projected point total in their last game against the Thunder. The O/U line for that game was 240.
As the favorite, the Clippers have a record of 26-6 this season and are favored by 11 points today. In their last four games as the favorite, they have covered the spread.
The Clippers are currently 4th in the Western Conference with a record of 26-14. In the Pacific Division, they are in 1st place.
LA’s last game was a 128-117 win over the Thunder. They covered the spread as 6.5-point favorites. The combined scoring in that game was 245 points.
On the season, the Clippers are 21-19 against the spread and have gone 12-9 ATS at home and 9-10 ATS on the road. They have covered the spread in their last two games as the favorite.
This season, the Clippers are 9th in the NBA in scoring at 117.6 points per game. At home, they are averaging 118.0 points per game compared to 117.2 on the road.
When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 26th in the league at 97 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 5th in the NBA at 49%.
Los Angeles is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, making 13.2 threes per game (11th). Overall, they are shooting 39% from beyond the arc, which is 1st in the NBA.
This season, the Clippers’ defense is the 10th ranked defense in the NBA at 10th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 62.5% of their games. Inside the arc, the Clippers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.3% and 36.2% from three-point territory.