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2021 NBA Handicapping
(19-12) Brooklyn Nets vs. LA Clippers (22-9)
Date: Friday, February 19th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nets +176 | Clippers -195
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 240
Friday, February 19th finds the LA Clippers hosting the Brooklyn Nets for the second time this season. The Nets won the first meeting 124-120 on February 2nd.
The Nets hold the all-time record between the clubs with 50 wins in 93 meetings. Last season, the teams played only a single time due to the pandemic with the Clippers winning that match.
Just call the Brooklyn Nets the streak busters. This week they ended the Suns six-game as well as the Lakers five-game home win streak. Of their 19 wins, 11 are against teams with .500 or better records.
Only three teams with .500 or better records have beaten the Nets including the 76ers, Raptors, and Grizzles (twice).
Although the loss by the Lakers was without Anthony Davis in the lineup the Nets also were missing Kevin Durant. After the game, Kyrie Irving dropped one of his typical bombs dripping with plenty of innuendoes.
“We’ll see them down the road again with a whole entire healthy Lakers team. That’s what we wanted, and we expect that.”
While the teams will play once more this season the clear implication is Irving expects to be in the NBA Finals with the Nets. And, while the Brooklyn 3 and crew are offensive beasts they’ve got work to do defensively.
Although they beat LA a scan of the Lakers’ prior six games offers evidence they are struggling. Despite victories, in three games they were pushed to overtime by the bottom two Western teams.
Kevin Durant and Iman Shumpert are both out with hamstring injuries with no precise return dates. Nicolas Claxton (knee) is out until month-end and Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) is out for the season.
Although the Jazz took the first game (114-96) against the Clippers they did it without Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, or Nicolas Batum participating.
Fast forward 48 hours later and with that trio in the lineup it was LA who came out on top 116-112. The game was decided by four points but it felt like LA had control from the tip.
Leonard led his club with 29 points, five rebounds, and four assists while PG added 15 points six rebounds, and five assists in 27 minutes.
Lou Williams was back in his role as Sixth Man chipping in 19 points. Patrick Beverley and Marcus Morris Sr. each scored 17 as the other double-figure contributors.
After dealing with copious injuries especially of late the Clippers have no injuries to core players to report although Jay Scrubb (foot) remains out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Clippers are 7-3 in the last 10 head-to-head meetings.
- The Nets are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- The over/under is 7-3 in the last 10 contests between the clubs
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
While everyone is talking about the Nets’ top-rated offense and second-ranked 3-point efficiency (40.9%) they face a true counterpart in the Clippers who rank second offensively and own the BEST perimeter efficiency (41.9 percent).
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers ATS
Last season the Clippers seemingly were bragging without the hardware to back up the swag and this year it feels like the Nets have adopted that role.
LA lost by four points in the first meeting and KD won’t be in the lineup but you can bet they heard Kyrie’s comments and will be ready to let their actions speak in this game.
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