Clippers vs. Nets - 2/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (17-42) at Los Angeles Clippers (38-20)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -13 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSW2
The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers square off Monday night at the Staples Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 97 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.1 points and nine rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Donald Sloan is dishing 4.1 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 105 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 19.8 points and 9.5 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.6 points and 1.8 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.2 assists and Jeff Green is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Nets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Clippers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games. The Nets are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Nets have been playing some OK ball as of late, but the Clippers continue to roll teams since Blake Griffin got hurt, and they should be able to outgun this banged up Brooklyn squad. Don't love the number, but the Clippers are easily the better team here.