LA Clippers at Brooklyn Nets
Golden State, San Antonio and Brooklyn, what do these three teams have in common? If you said two out of three isn’t bad, I don’t blame you. Since November 12th the Brooklyn Nets are 6–1 straight up at home trailing only Golden State, (who beats every team,) as well as the Spurs in home wins.
Brooklyn’s only loss in that span was vs. the Warriors, and there is no shame in that! In their last seven home games the Nets have held those seven visitors to an average of 96.1 PPG. Three of those six straight up wins were vs. teams with winning straight up records, Atlanta, Boston and Detroit.
That improvement on defense is due in part to shutting down the pick and roll, something that Chris Paul is good at.
The Clippers were off Friday night and enter this game off a grueling contest at Chicago vs. the Bulls, which resulted in a (83–80,) loss. This is also their third road game in four nights. In that loss to the Bulls Chris Paul went 5 for 16 as well as 2 for 4 when shooting 3’s in 31 minutes.
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· December 11, 2007, that was the last time the Clippers won when facing the Nets on the road.
· The Nets are 15–1 when hosting the Clippers.
· Blake Griffin has scored less than 15 points in his last three trips on the road vs. the Nets.
· The past two seasons Brooklyn is 23–11 ATS vs. teams who average 53 or more rebounds per game.
· The past two seasons the Clippers are19–33 ATS vs. teams who are called for 21 or less fouls per game.
· The Clippers have failed to score more than 100 points in their last 15 road games in this series.
· Brooklyn’s head coach Hollins is 167–119 ATS as an underdog in all games he has coached.
· The Clippers are 05–11–02 ATS in their last 18 games and this season they’re averaging 103.6 PPG away from home while allowing 103.6 PPG.
· For the season the Clippers are winning between 51% to 60% of their games including six out of their past seven. This gives us value on the home underdog as road favorites in this exact scenario are only 20–47 or 30% ATS when favored vs. a team with a straight up losing record. By backing the home dog in this 5:00 ET start we have a success rate of 70% the past five seasons with the road team favored by nearly 5.5 points per game on average.
LA Clippers at Brooklyn Nets Pick
My Every Edge NBA Game of the Night is on the Brooklyn Nets getting +5.5 points.
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