Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 8/9/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers (47-22, 2nd in the Pacific Division) host the Brooklyn Nets (33-36, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at The Arena on Sunday. The Nets cover the spread 48.5% of the time, having gone 33-35-0 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 55.9% of the time, going 38-30-0 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out for season
08/07/20 G Jamal Crawford Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs LA Clippers
07/19/20 SF Michael Beasley COVID-19 is out for season
07/12/20 SF Taurean Prince COVID-19 is out for season
07/09/20 PG Spencer Dinwiddie COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 C DeAndre Jordan COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 SF Wilson Chandler COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 PF Nicolas Claxton Undisclosed is out for season
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
08/08/20 PF Montrezl Harrell Personal is downgraded to out Saturday vs Portland
08/06/20 PG Patrick Beverley Calf is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Portland
Joe Harris averages 14.1 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Caris LeVert comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 26.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Paul George averages 21.4 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league. Brooklyn averages 111.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 48.0 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 109.6 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 116.2 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.7 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.7. The Clippers are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Nets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 9th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league. The Clippers are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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