Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Clippers betting tips and predictions for Monday’s game on NBA TV. After beating the Lakers on Christmas Day, the Brooklyn Nets have their eyes set on the other LA team as they face the Clippers tonight. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Nets fans couldn’t have imagined a better Christmas present than the one they got prior to the game vs the Lakers. James Harden was cleared from the health and safety protocols and returned with a big performance scoring 36 points, grabbing 10 boards and dishing 10 assists in the 122-115 win. Patty Mills also came up big in the win with 34 points, including 8 threes scored as the Nets won yet again without Kevin Durant. KD is still in quarantine and most likely will not play tonight either, but judging how this team has played lately they might not need him. Brooklyn has performed against the spread far better on the road than at home. They’ve covered in 9 of 15 away from home and against the Clippers they are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games overall.
Los Angeles Clippers
The news of Paul George suffering a ligament injury in his elbow was a big blow to the ambitions of the Clippers. They’ve now dropped 4 of their last 5, including last night’s home games against the Nuggets 103-100. This team is only mediocre when both George and Kawhi Leonard are out, last night’s game was proof of that. Five players did score in double figures, but without a star player on the floor leading them like George normally does, they don’t have anyone to close games for them. They could get a couple of important players back. Marcus Morris Sr. and Reggie Jackson have both been upgraded to questionable, getting those 2 players back would be of huge help to this team that’s really struggling right now.
The Nets are without their best player, when you have the luxury of having a former MVP as your 2nd best player, you’re going to be fine most of the nights in the NBA. Harden notched a triple-double in his last game, I’m expecting a similar performance as I don’t see anyone on this LA team capable of slowing him down. If he plays like we all know he can play, this should be all Brooklyn. Back the Nets to cover.
Los Angeles Clippers – Brooklyn Nets Predictions & Odds
Nets -4.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Just 1 of the last 5 Nets games was a low scoring one, the other 4 finished with at least 218 points or more. Even though the Clippers are struggling with scoring the ball right now, I think we’ll see a similar outcome tonight, simply because the Nets don’t really care too much when it comes to stopping teams. The over has cashed in 4 of their last 5 games, including 7 of the last 10 against the Clippers. LA is 9-12 on the O/U at home this season, but the previous 2 games at Staples Center between these two teams finished with 220 and 249 points. Not having George will be a big blow to their defense, however Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris Sr. will provide a decent boost to their offensive output. These are the 7th and 11th fastest paced teams in the NBA this season so I think going with the over in this one is the smart bet here.
Over 217.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365