Nets vs. Clippers - 12/12/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (13-10) at Brooklyn Nets (7-15)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +5.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, YES
The Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets meet Saturday afternoon at the Barclays Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers hope to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 102.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 24 points and nine rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 16.6 points and 8.4 assists. J.J. Redick is dishing 1.5 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are shooting 41.6 percent in their last five games but have still topped 100 points in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Brooklyn Nets look for a strong home win after splitting their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 96.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.6 points and eight rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 16.2 points and 9.1 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 6.9 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Nets have shot 48 percent in their last five games and have won three straight when topping 100 points. The Brooklyn Nets have won six of their last seven home games.
The Clippers are 15-7-2 ATS in their last 24 road games and 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Nets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Clippers are 1-14 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Brooklyn and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Nets are playing better ball lately but the Clippers aren't playing bad either and are simply the better team here. Look for the Clippers to get a big victory here and cover the reasonable chalk.