When: 7:30 PM EST, February 2, 2021
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Point Spread: Nets -1.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 243.5
Los Angeles Clippers
Road Record: 8-3
Home Record: 9-4
Los Angeles Clippers Vs Brooklyn Nets Game Day Preview
The Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets are loaded with stars and an abundance of offense. Defensively, their are big time gaps.
The Clippers seek a fourth straight win and 11th in 12 games tonight when their six-game road trip continues with a visit to Brooklyn. The Nets are coming off one of their worst defensive showings of the season.
Los Angeles Clippers
“I think everyone is looking forward to that matchup, this ball club, and the world,” Los Angeles star Paul George said. “Should be a great showdown.”
Los Angeles enters the nationally televised matchup with 16 wins in the first 21 games and is surging since starting 6-4. The Clippers are scoring 118.5 points in their past 11 games and allowing 104.4.
On Sunday the Clippers continued their winning ways when they posted a 129-115 win over the New York Knicks, who lead the NBA in scoring defense. The Clippers posted their sixth double-digit win of this stretch and equaled their third-highest point total of the season.
Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points and is averaging 29.8 points in his last five games since being held to 17 on Jan. 17 against Indiana. Leonard’s latest big day came on a day the Clippers shot 54.3 percent, marking the seventh time they shot at least 50 percent this season.
“We share the ball, we move it, we look for the open man and we emphasize passing up good shots for great ones,” George said. ” I think we’re doing a great job at that. We’re shooting them expecting to make them, and when we’re shooting great ones, we’re expecting to really hit them.”
The Nets have risen to the top of the East by winning six of nine games since acquiring James Harden. The trio of Harden Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant have displayed more than enough offense as the Nets are averaging 127.3 since Harden joined the team. However, their defense is allowing 124.6 points per game.
On Sunday, the Nets took a stunning 149-146 loss at Washington after allowing 3-pointers by Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook in the final seconds. Westbrook’s 3-pointer marked only the second time the Nets trailed and came after an errant inbounds pass by Joe Harris.
“We had that game,” Irving said after the Nets fell to 9-2 when shooting at least 50 percent. “It should’ve been ours. So we just look at ourselves in the mirror and see what we can correct as individuals and as a group, especially on effort. I couldn’t guard a stick today.”
Clippers Vs Nets Facts
- Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Clippers are 3-16 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Brooklyn.
Los Angeles Clippers Vs Brooklyn Nets Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
Clippers 135 Nets 129
- 10 PT Pick: Kawhi Leonard OVER 27.5 PTS
- 9 PT Pick: James Harden OVER 26.5 PTS
- 8 PT Pick: LA Clippers Will WIN