Check out our free Clippers vs Nets pick and preview for this NBA game in Brooklyn. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Clippers vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Los Angeles Clippers at Brooklyn Nets
- Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
- Date: Monday, February 6th
- Betting Odds BKN +6.5, LAC -249 | BKN +205 O/U 218.5
So far, the Clippers have put together an overall record of 30-26, while going 29-26-1 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Los Angeles is 3-0 vs the spread in these matchups.
In their previous game, the Clippers took down the Knicks by a score of 134-128. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 2 point favorites. In the game, Los Angeles was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Knicks by 7 going into the second half. Leading the team in scoring was Kawhi Leonard, as he contributed 35 points while hitting 47.8% of his shots.
The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 32-20. So far, the team has gone 26-25-1 against the spread. Looking back on Nets’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 2-1 while averaging 114 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 2-1.
Brooklyn is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Wizards at home. With the 125-123 victory, they also covered the spread as 1 point underdogs. Brooklyn went on to win the game, despite trailing by 18 going into halftime. In the win, Cam Thomas led the team in scoring with 44 points on a field goal percentage of 69.6%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Clippers averaged 114.0 points per game vs Brooklyn, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Nets also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 120.0 points per game vs Los Angeles. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Nets have an average scoring margin of +7 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 4-1. Los Angeles and Brooklyn averaged a combined 227 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 56 games, Los Angeles is averaging 111.0 points per game (28th). The Clippers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.7 made 3’s per game. If the Los Angeles offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 18th in made free-throws per game.
Defensively, the Clippers are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 108.39 points per contest (11th).
On offense, Paul George leads the Clippers in scoring at 23.3 points per game, placing him 27th in the NBA. Overall, George has hit 46.4% of his shots while accounting for 20.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 1st in points allowed to small-forwards. At 16.8 points per game, Norman Powell is the 2nd leading scorer for the Clippers. For the season, he is 96th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 48.6%.
The Nets come into today’s game as the 17th ranked scoring offense at 114.4 points per game. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.4 made 3’s per game. If the Nets offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 98.0 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.
Against the Clippers, the Nets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 18th in points allowed.
Keep in mind that the top two scorers for the Nets, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, will not be playing in today’s game. This season, Durant has been averaging 29.7 points per game, and Irving has been averaging 27.1 points per game.
Clippers vs Nets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Clippers -6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 218.5