Free NBA Pick: Clippers vs. Nets NBA Odds
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2021 NBA Handicapping
(16-5) LA Clippers vs. Brooklyn Nets (13-9)
Date: Tuesday, February 2nd
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 246.5
Tuesday, February 2nd finds the LA Clippers playing the Brooklyn Nets for the first time this season.
The Nets hold the all-time record between the clubs with 49 wins in 92 meetings. Last season, the teams played only a single time last season because of the pandemic in a game the Nets won.
Last season most pundits picked the Clippers as title favorites and while they still got some shine this year their implosion in the bubble led to many focusing on them losing a 3-1 series lead instead of the overall talent.
Admittedly, I’m still not buying the self-titled ‘Playoff P’ until he delivers for an entire playoff run. Losing to the Nuggets did serve to help Lawrence Frank correct two major issues.
They lacked the ability to stop talented bigs and played too much iso-ball because they didn’t have enough playmakers. Montrezl Harrell while a good regular season big didn’t address the Clippers’ frontcourt playoff needs. Likewise, although Patrick Beverley is a committed defender the reality is he’s not an adept playmaking or offensive strategist.
Enter Nicolas Batum and Serge Ibaka. In my opinion, no elite team did more to resolve specific issues with precise players than the Clippers.
Batum is an excellent playmaker and ball distributor while Ibaka is equally adept at playing close to the basket or on the perimeter. Both are two-way players and most importantly are the perfect compliments to Kawhi Leonard and know how to accept and play their roles.
Cut to the quarter season mark and the Clippers possess the best NBA record and while they are feasting there is still another gear they can hit particularly on defense (and will improve over the season).
Kawhi finally looks like his pre-injury self but better – that’s a frightening prospect for opponents!
This weekend served up the epitome of who this Brooklyn Nets squad is. Supremely talented offensively with the ability to drop 150 points with ease.
But, they are also the team who’ve allowed teams to score 127.3 points per game since Harden arrived in Brooklyn!
This weekend the Nets allowed the 27th ranked Thunder offense to score 125 points. Granted, Brooklyn scored 147 and got the win.
In their next match, they scored 146 and lead by 19 points —but they lost to the Wizards who had three wins to their name prior to that game.
To put in perspective how thoroughly the Nets blew this game I offer up evidence courtesy of Rachel Nichols of NBA The Jump – – In the past 25 seasons, teams who were up by five or more points with 10 seconds remaining had won in all but seven occasions.
That was until this weekend when two squads pushed that total to nine. First, Dame Lillard and his Blazers did it against the Bulls. But this loss was even worse because it was Wizards and the Nets are being discussed as title favorites!
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 7-3 in the teams last 10 meetings.
- Nets are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- Clippers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
Free LA Clippers vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
Both clubs possess superstar talents and have been tapped as title favorites. The big difference is only one team plays on both sides of the court.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers ATS
Until the Nets discover some semblance of defense they can’t be considered a legitimate title threat. Meanwhile, the Clippers posted the second-ranked defense in the past two weeks.
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