Los Angeles Clippers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 2/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: Fox Sports Prime
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-2.5)
Barclays Center is the venue where and the Brooklyn Nets (13-9) will take on the Los Angeles Clippers (16-5) on Tuesday. Los Angeles opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 225.
The Los Angeles Clippers took the court against the New York Knicks and took home the win by a score of 129-115 in their last game. Los Angeles wrapped up the game having earned a 54.3% FG percentage (44 of 81) and buried 17 of their 38 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Clippers made 24 of 28 attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 38 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 26 assists in this contest while having 2 steals and 4 blocked shots. In terms of defense, Los Angeles allowed 48.2% from the field on 41 out of 85 shooting. New York distributed 21 assists and had 5 steals for the game. Moreover, the Knicks collected 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 5 rejections. New York ended up shooting 82.1% at the charity stripe by making 23 of their 28 tries. They also made 10 of 27 shots from three-point range.
Kawhi Leonard is a player who had an impact in this game. He scored 28 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 34:04 minutes and also totaled 4 rebounds. Leonard ended up going 53.3% from the field and also recorded 3 assists. One more player that was a factor in the matchup for the Clippers was Reggie Jackson. He grabbed 5 rebounds and also accounted for 3 assists. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 6-of-12 (18 points). When all was said and done, Jackson played 25:40 minutes.
Los Angeles enters this contest with a record of 16-5 for the season. They turn the ball over 13.4 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Los Angeles is snagging 43.7 boards per contest and has earned 520 assists for the year, which ranks 6th in basketball in terms of passing. The Clippers are connecting on 41.6% on three-point shots (311 of 748) and 85.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.5 points per outing (7th in basketball) while connecting on 48.0% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Clippers are forcing 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 17th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 487 conceded this year. The Clippers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.1% (300 of 376) and they relinquish 41.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are surrendering 35.7% on shots from downtown while they are 4th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (106.7).
For their last game, the Brooklyn Nets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 149-146 against the Washington Wizards. The Nets collected 38 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 45 in this contest. They stuffed 5 shots while earning 6 steals for the contest. The Wizards were called for 22 fouls in this game which got the Nets to the charity stripe for 33 attempts. They were able to knock down 27 of the free throw tries for a rate of 81.8%. Concerning 3-point shots, Brooklyn made 19 of their 36 tries (52.8%). Overall, the Nets finished 50 for 88 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 56.8%. The Nets permitted the Wizards to bury 56 out of 108 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.9% in the game. They finished 30.8% from beyond the arc by shooting 12 out of 39 and finished the game at 25 of 32 at the charity stripe (78.1%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Brooklyn permitted Washington to snag 39 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Kevin Durant ended up being important for the Nets for the matchup. He converted 11 of 19 for this game for a field goal rate of 57.9%, which had him sitting at 37 points. Durant collected 7 rebounds in his 37:34 mins of time on the hardwood and had 6 dimes for the contest. Someone else who came through for Brooklyn was Joe Harris. He ended up with 30 points in 31:46 mins on the hardwood via 11 out of 17 from the floor in this game. Harris finished going 64.7% from the floor while earning 5 assists and 2 boards.
Brooklyn has a mark of 13-9 so far this season. The Nets are responsible for committing 20.2 fouls per game and they connect on 82.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 27.1 times per contest (4th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.1 times per contest. Brooklyn has accumulated 2,688 pts so far this year (122.2 per game) and they average 45.5 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Nets are connecting on 49.8% from the floor, which ranks 1st in basketball. The Nets are ranked 27th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 117.7. They are forcing their opponents into 12.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.7% from the floor (12th in the league). The Brooklyn defense gives up 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (279 of 785) and opponents are knocking down 78.8% of their foul shots. They have conceded 25.1 dimes and 43.8 total boards per game, ranking them 19th and 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-2.5)
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