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Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds
Los Angeles will look to improve on its 47-22 record on Saturday when they host Brooklyn in NBA odds action at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles battles the Nets, currently with a 40-28 mark (32-34-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 36-33 for the Clippers and 31-37 for the Nets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Clippers rated this week at No. 4 and the Nets sitting at No. 16. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 103-98 result in favor of the Clippers today.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 100.8 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 5 at 94.4 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 47.7% so far, more than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 93.6 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.
Brooklyn won its last outing, a 113-96 result against the Mavericks on March 20. The Nets covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 209 combined points took the game OVER the total. Dallas was victimized by Brook Lopez for 38 points as the Nets defeated the Mavericks 113-96 in NBA action on Wednesday.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 101-72 winner as they battled the 76ers at home. The Clippers covered in the match as a 11-point favorite, while 173 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Philadelphia out of the gym and running up a 101-72 score at STAPLES Center.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Nets at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
Brooklyn is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
LA Clippers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Clippers are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games
Brooklyn at Phoenix, Sunday, March 24
LA Clippers at Dallas, Tuesday, March 26