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NBA Game Preview - Nets underdogs vs Clippers at New Jersey

Los Angeles ClippersNew Jersey Nets
March 7, 8:00 PM | Prudential Center

Los Angeles Clippers vs New Jersey Nets Odds

22-14TEAM RECORD12-27

Los Angeles travels to New Jersey on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 22-14 mark with a victory over the Nets.

The Nets currently sports a record of 12-27, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-23 ATS. The Clippers are 22-14 and 20-15-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nets post a 21-18 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Clippers have gone 17-19 against the number.

View LA Clippers vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Nets as 7-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 194.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 10-rated Clippers taking on the No. 28-rated Nets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-89 win for the Clippers on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 25-ranked offense (92.5 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 16 at 95.6 PPG. The Nets have averaged 42.4% from the field per game, less than the Clippers have managed so far this season (45% on average).

Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.5 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 95-94 result against the Timberwolves on March 5. The Clippers covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Clippers got a 26-point performance from Blake Griffin, who added 12 rebounds, but Minnesota still ran past Los Angeles 95-94 on Monday at Target Center.

The Nets were a 108-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (186) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nets were blown out by Miami on Tuesday, losing by a 108-78 final at AmericanAirlines Arena in basketball betting action.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 1-9
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Clippers at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 8 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 10 of the LA Clippers last 15 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
LA Clippers are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
LA Clippers are 1-11 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
New Jersey is 11-1 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 9 games

Next up:
LA Clippers at San Antonio, Friday, March 9
New Jersey at Charlotte, Friday, March 9

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