Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/4/2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
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The Brooklyn Nets head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 8.5 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 20-43. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 105.6 points per game while giving up 109.7 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 33-28. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.9 points per game and surrendering 107.8, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 35-27-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 26-36-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 35-26-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 32-28-1 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
03/02/18 F Danilo Gallinari Hand is "?" Sunday vs Brooklyn
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out indefinitely
D'Angelo Russell comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 25.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 74%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.4 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Lou Williams has scored 23.2 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game this season for the Clippers. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 5.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Tobias Harris averages 18.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 105.6 points per contest this year, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.13 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.4 per game. The Nets allow 109.7 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 21.2 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 7th in the NBA with 108.9 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 22.4. The Clippers are 11th in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Clippers give up 107.8 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 43.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Nets are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Los Angeles is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Clippers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 15th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +8.5
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