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#501 Los Angeles
Clippers -5
#502 Brooklyn
Nets 221

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6:05pm

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Game Stats

Los Angeles Clippers

9 - 5

42-39
ATS
44-37
O/U
108
PPG
108
OPPG

Brooklyn Nets

7 - 9

46-35
ATS
39-43
O/U
106
PPG
110
OPPG

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It’s an interconference clash in the Big Apple on the NBA hardwood. The LA Clippers make the long, cross country trip to battle the Brooklyn Nets Saturday evening. LA picked up a 116-111 home win over San Antonio Thursday night in their last contest. Brooklyn was on the road as they traveled to the nation’s capital to face the Wizards Friday night. The Nets lead the all-time regular season series between the teams 48-41 but the Clippers swept both meetings last season. That includes a 123-120 victory at home in the last meeting on March 4.

LA Clippers Open Road Trip, Seek Fourth Straight Win

LA picked up their third straight win as they managed to win a back and forth contest with San Antonio at home Thursday night. The Clippers look to extend their win streak to four as they open a three game Eastern road swing. LA led by seven after three quarters but was tied with under a minute to play before Lou Williams drained a three to give them a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. The Clippers shot 47.1 percent from the field despite going just eight of 23 from beyond the arc in the contest. LA did sink 28 of 35 free throw attempts, won the rebounding battle 50-45 and held the Spurs to 39.8 percent shooting. Williams led the team with 23 points off the bench in the win. LA is 2-4 ATS on the road this season while the over is 3-3 in those contests.

The Clippers are currently 5th in the league in scoring offense with 116.6 points per game. LA is 8th in the league in rebounding with 47.1 boards per game and stand 22nd in assists with 22.4 per contest. The Clippers are good defensively, ranking 20th in scoring defense by allowing 111.9 points per game. Tobias Harris is leading LA with 20.2 points plus 8.8 boards a game this season. Danilo Gallinari (19 points, 5.9 rebounds), Lou Williams (19.4 points) and Montrezl Harrell (14.5 points, 6.4 boards) all average in double figures. Boban Marjanovic, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (10.1 points), Marcin Gortat, Patrick Beverley, Avery Bradley, Luc Mbah a Moute and Mike Scott are all key pieces of the Clippers’ rotation for Doc Rivers. Mbah a Moute has missed several games with a knee injury and he is out indefinitely. Bradley (ankle) is questionable for this contest. LA is 8th in the league in field goal percentage as they shoot 47.3 percent from the floor. The Clippers are 26th in three pointers a game with 9.6 per contest and 3rd in three point shooting as they hit 38.5 percent of their long range attempts.

Brooklyn Nets Close Back to Back Set at Home

Brooklyn was on the road in the nation’s capital as they faced the suddenly hot Wizards Friday night. The Nets return home for the second half of a back to back hoping to find a way to pick up a victory. Brooklyn is 0-3 in the second game of back to back situations this season, so that’s another trend they’d like to reverse. The Nets average just 102.7 points a game in the second game of back to backs this year, compared to their season average of 109 points a night. Brooklyn has struggled defensively in those games, giving up 121 points a contest, which is well over their 110.7 point per game mark overall. The Nets are 2-4 ATS at home this season while the over is 4-2 in those games.

The Nets are 18th in the league in scoring offense with 109 points per game. Brooklyn is 22nd in the league on the glass by collecting 43.7 rebounds per game. The Nets are 13th in the league in assists with 23.8 dimes per contest. Brooklyn is 16th in the league in scoring defense as they allow 110.7 points a game. Caris LeVert leads the team with 18.4 points per game in the first month of the season. Spencer Dinwiddie (14.2 points, 4.2 assists), Joe Harris (13.4 points), Jarrett Allen (11.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.92 blocks) and D’Angelo Russell (16.5 points, 5.1 assists) are all averaging in double figures for coach Kenny Atkinson. Rodions Kurucs, Kenneth Faried, Allen Crabbe, Ed Davis, Jared Dudley, Shabazz Napier and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are all important pieces of the rotation for Brooklyn. The Nets are 21st in the league by shooting 44.7 percent from the floor. Brooklyn is 4th in the league by sinking 12.5 triples per contest. The Nets are tied for 11th in the league in three point shooting as they shoot 36 percent from long range. LeVert dislocated his foot and suffered moderate ligament damage against the Timberwolves November 12 and is out indefinitely though he is expected to return this season.

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LA has three straight wins and they took care of a trio of pretty good teams in the process, defeating the Bucks, Warriors and Spurs. They now go on the road and face a Brooklyn team that is logging their second game in as many nights and who lost their leading scorer earlier this week. The Nets are reeling at the moment and until they find a way to regroup, it’s hard to like their chances. LA has momentum and the day off Friday: that’s enough to push them to a victory in this contest.

Prediction: LA Clippers -3

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The Clippers have some momentum with three straight wins in their pocket coming into this one. It kicks off a compressed stretch for them as their three game road swing covers four days: they have a back to back Monday and Tuesday with games against the Hawks and Wizards. They catch a Brooklyn team on the tail end of a back to back here and that is a situation that the Nets have struggled in this season. Without LeVert leading the charge, can Brooklyn find a way to earn their first win in the second half of a back to back this season?

The over is 5-0 in the Clippers’ last 5 games playing on 1 day of rest, 4-1 in their last five against Atlantic Division opponents and 4-1 in their last five against Eastern Conference teams. Brooklyn has seen the over go 4-1 in their last five at home and 7-2 in their last nine against Western Conference opponents. Given the way the Nets have allowed points in the second game of back to back situations and the way the Clippers are playing offensively, this one seems likely to go over the total.

Prediction: Over 222.5

Chris Kubala

Christopher Kubala has been crunching stats and following sports for over 30 years. His in depth analysis and passion for sports have led him to writing books about sports, regularly being featured on sports talk radio and as the go-to person for any obscure trivia. He keeps an eye on transactions and statistics like a hawk, especially when it comes to football, both the NFL and college, the NHL, the NBA and college basketball and MLB.

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