Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Clippers Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/12/13
Los Angeles Clippers (14-8) at Brooklyn Nets (7-14)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +4 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
Doc Rivers will have to get ready for another emotional reunion when the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Brooklyn Nets tonight.
The Clippers' grueling seven-game road trip continues tonight as they take on the Brooklyn Nets as coach Doc Rivers is reunited with half of his former team at the Bayclays Center. Los Angeles are 3-2 on the road trip so far, but will be looking for a third straight win after taking down the Celtics by 96-88 last night. Chris Paul led the way with 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Blake Griffin added 18 points as the Clippers registered their seventh win in 10 games. With the win, LA improved to 15-8 on the season and 7-6 on the road.
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Meanwhile, things were looking bad for the Nets when they lost four of five, but they've bounced back with two straight wins and received a major boost on Tuesday when Deron Williams returned to the court and led the team with 25 points and seven assists in 37 minutes. Brook Lopez continued his strong form with 24 points on 10 of 13 shooting and Paul Pierce made his return to the court but was eased into the rotation and played just 22 minutes. Despite the win, the Nets are still only 7-14 on the season and 3-6 at home, but the only was is up (as long as everyone can stay healthy).
In ATS trends, the Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, while the Nets are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games following a win and 1-6 ATS in their last seven home games.
The rivalry between CP3 and D-Will is renewed tonight, but I got to give the edge to the Clippers. Sure, the Nets will be better in the long run now that they have their star players back on the court, but the Clippers have been in much better form and should prevail in a close one, despite having already played just last night.