The 40-28 Brooklyn Nets will travel to the west coast when they face the 47-22 LA Clippers in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night.Tip off time from Staples Center in Los Angeles is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The pro basketball odds from this NBA game has the home team LA Clippers favored by -8 ½ points with an over under line of 193 ½ points. There has been no movement in the lines since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The Nets and Clippers met back on November 23rd with Brooklyn posting the 86-76 home win against Los Angeles as a +3 point underdog. The game ended under 194 ½ points.
The Nets are 18-14 on the road this season. They win their second straight all on the road following a 113-96 victory at the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night as a +3 ½ point underdog. The game ended over 196 points. They open up a tie game at the half by outscoring the Mavs 62-45 in the second half in victory. Brooklyn made 50.6% from the floor and converted on 7of 21 from three point range. The Nets had 11 more rebounds than the Mavericks and a good thing they did because the team allowed Dallas 50% shooting. Brook Lopez led Brooklyn with 38 points and 11 rebounds on 15 of 22 from the field. The Nets have won six of their past eight games. In three of their past four games we have seen an upsurge offensively with 108 or greater points in that span. Brooklyn is fifth in the NBA in scoring defense holding teams to 94.4 points a game.
The Clippers post a mark of 27-8 straight up at home. They are 4-4 in their past eight games with a win after a loss streak. LA defeats the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday 101-72 as a -11 point betting favorite. The game finished under 194 ½ points. LA outscores the offensively challenged 76ers 55-36 in the second half in the win. The Clips shot 52.6% from the floor and made 6 of 20 from three point distance. The team held the 76ers to just 36.7% from the floor and forced 20 Philadelphia turnovers. LA grabbed seven more boards than the 76ers. Chris Paul led the team with 19 points and 9 assists on 8 of 10 shooting. The Clippers get their work done on both ends of the court. They are fifth in the NBA in offensive field goal percentage by hitting on 47.7% of their shots. On defense they held clubs to 44.1% shooting good for eighth in the NBA in field goal defense.