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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Clippers

January 21, 2024


The Brooklyn Nets will travel to Los Angeles, California to face the Los Angeles Clippers at the Crypto.com Arena with the game scheduled to start at 3:30 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on Bally Sports Southern California and the YES Network.



Brooklyn enters this game in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 17-24, however, they are coming off a 130-112 win on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday which also ended their four-game losing streak. 



The Nets have been a below-average team offensively as they enter this game averaging the 12th fewest points per game in the NBA with an average of 113.8 points per game. Mikal Bridges has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring with an average of 21.3 points per game. 



Defensively, Brooklyn has also been below average as they are allowing an average of 115.63 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.52 points per game. The Brooklyn Nets will look to build off the momentum following the win on the road against the Lakers when they travel to face the Los Angeles Clippers.



The Los Angeles Clippers have been one of the best teams in the Western Conference as they enter this game in 4th place in the conference with a record of 26-14 while having won four of their last five games including a 128-117 win at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. 



Los Angeles has been an above-average team offensively and defensively as they enter this game averaging the 9th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 117.63 points per game while allowing the 10th fewest points per game with an average of 112 points allowed per game. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard have played pivotal roles in the success the Clippers have had this season as they have combined for 47.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, 7.3 assists, and 3.32 steals per game. 



The Los Angeles Clippers will look to build off the momentum following the win against the Thunder when they host the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon.



BookMaker has the Los Angeles Clippers listed as 9.5-point favorites at home against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon. Brooklyn has won six of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings while going 8-2 ATS in the last ten and has covered the spread in three straight games in the series. The Brooklyn Nets are 20-19-2 ATS overall, 8-12 ATS on the road, and 11-13-2 ATS as an underdog this season while the Los Angeles Clippers are 21-19 ATS overall, 12-9 ATS at home, and 20-13 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Los Angeles is the better team this season, however, Brooklyn has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the previous three matchups. The Nets have also been the better team at covering the spread in the series, going 8-2 ATS in the last ten, and have covered the spread in three straight games against the Clippers. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Brooklyn Nets when they travel to face the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday afternoon. 

Spooky Express Pick: Brooklyn Nets +10