Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Clippers - 2/21/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (22-9) vs Brooklyn Nets (19-12)
Game Info: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 241 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 121.3 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 28.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.9 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.5 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.7 points and 5.9 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 24.4 points and 6.2 rebounds. Marcus Morris Sr. is the third double-digit scorer and Lou Williams is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 41.9 percent from beyond the arc and 84.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 22-5 in Nets last 27 overall. The over is 8-2-1 in Clippers last 11 overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers are probably the better, more balanced team when healthy, so I understand them being favored here. However, it's impossible to turn down free points with a team as talented as the Brooklyn Nets, and they already beat the Clippers earlier this month. The Nets are winning their last five games by an average of 10.6 points while shooting 52.3 percent from the field. Must watch game between title contenders, and I want free points in my pocket.