Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 5/22/20 NBA2K NBA Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers at Brooklyn Nets
NBA2k Sim: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -1.5 -- Over/Under: 217
The Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets meet Friday afternoon in a NBA2K simulation game.
The Los Angeles Clippers have an overall rating of 84, an inside scoring rating of 77 and an outside scoring rating of 82. The Clippers are led by one of the best 1-2 punches in the league in Kawhi Leonard, who has a 96 overall rating and 81 three point shot, and Paul George who has a 90 overall rating and 83 rated three point shot. Montrezl Harrell is a nice third option with his 85 overall rating and his relentlessness on the glass. Lou Williams and Marcus Morris Sr provide the depth, as both players are rated 80 overall or better. The Clippers also have impressive outside shooting in Reggie Jackson, Patrick Patterson and Landry Shamet, players who all have highly rated outside shots. The Los Angeles Clippers simply don’t have a strong area of weakness in this game and are arguably the most complete team in this version of the game.
The Brooklyn Nets have an overall rating of 83, an inside scoring rating of 71 and an outside scoring rating of 88. The Nets have a 1-2 punch of their own in Kevin Durant, who is rated 96 overall with a 86 three point shot, as well as Kyrie Irving with his 91 overall rating and 83 three point shot. The Nets then have four players ranked 80 overall or better in Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan, Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert. The Nets also have some decent three point shooting ability with Joe Harris and Rodions Kurucs, two players with an 85 rated three point shot. The Brooklyn Nets have some decent depth for a squad that may be a bit mediocre in real life, and a combination of Durant and Kyrie certainly doesn’t hurt. The Brooklyn Nets are better in this game than you’d expect.
The Brooklyn Nets are capable of hanging around with any team in this game and at home, you can make a case they should be favored where shots fall at a higher clip. However, we're getting arguably the best team in this game as an underdog. The Los Angeles Clippers have the highest overall rating in this game and are one of the best inside scoring teams as well. It's hard to turn down a free bucket with the Clippers.
Give me the Los Angeles Clippers as an underdog.