Nets vs. Clippers 2021 NBA Odds and Preview – December 27th, 2021
Atlantic division meets Pacific division in this Nets vs. Clippers contest. Steve Nash and his squad had to go through the league’s health and safety protocols, which postponed three of the team’s games. This was after their 100-93 defeat in the hands of the Magic. Nonetheless, the side is back on track following a 122-115 victory over the Lakers on Christmas day. Meanwhile, the hosts find their footing and snapped a three-game losing streak. The team comes from a road victory against the Kings.
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Nets vs. Clippers Game Information
The best Christmas present we could ask for ? pic.twitter.com/rOOdRTo99f— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 26, 2021
- When: Monday, December 27, 2021, 10:30 PM ET
- Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: Sports Radio 66 (Nets) / 710 ESPNLA (Clippers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: TBA
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Why Bet on the Brooklyn Nets?
The Nets were able to produce a solid performance despite a lengthy absence. They outpaced the Lakers at the STAPLES Center and are no strangers to playing in front of the LA’s roaring crowd. The visitors won three of their last three road games and are a force to be reckoned with as they come into the contest as favorites.
The team features solid statistics on offense and defense. This kind of balance is what makes them effective and one of the best teams in the league. The Nets average 110.1 points (ninth) per game on 46.5% shooting (seventh). They record consistent numbers from the two and three-point range, both ranking 12th overall in the league at the moment. On top of that, Steve Nash has one of the most reliable squads from the line. They shoot 81.6% from the free-throw line and is a factor in their positive results.
Defensively, the Nets allow 106.6 (11th) points per game. They have the best three-point man-marking and limit teams to 30.9% shooting (first) from downtown. The squad records a decent total rebound average at 53.0 (17th) per game. They might not do well collecting offensive rebounds, but are an impressive team when it comes to defensive boards. They average 36.3 defensive rebounds (sixth) per game.
Two key players will miss Monday’s game, including Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge. Both players are in health and safety protocol. James Johnson and Nic Claxton are expected to fill in for the two starters.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
The Clippers have been impressive at home lately. They won three of their last four games at home, which includes a victory against an imposing Suns squad. The squad starts to get more traction despite losing three starters to injury.
The hosts will try to recover from a tough three-point loss to the Nuggets in their last matchup. Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Boston Jr. did well to combine for 18 points a piece, while Ivica Zubac put in 17 points. By the fourth quarter, the side failed to contain the Nuggets and a raging Nikola Jokic who ended his night with 26 points.
Nonetheless, the Clippers look forward to challenging the Nets’ offense on Monday night. Knowing that defense is the bread and butter of this team, we expect the hosts to keep things slow and steady. As a team, they hold opponents to 104.8 points (fifth) per game. The Clips also have some of the best two-point and three-point shooting defenses in the league. They limit opponents to 33.7% (ninth) from beyond the arc and 50.4% (third) from the two-point range.
On offense, the Clippers can try to utilize better three-point shooting numbers. The team hits 35.8% (ninth) of their shots from range. This should help the squad bring in a competitive edge on the attacking end.
The Clippers have to count on Eric Bledsoe, Luke Kennard, and Terance Mann this time around. Nicolas Batum returning relieves some of the pressure as well.
Nets vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Nets are 2-3 in their last five regular-season road games against the Clippers (4-1 ATS).
- The Nets are 9-1 in their last ten regular-season road games (7-3 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Nets’ last ten regular-season games against the Clippers.
- The Clippers are 3-2 in their last five regular-season games at the Crypto.com Arena (2-3 ATS).
- The Clippers are 8-2 in their last ten regular-season home games against the Nets (3-7 ATS).
- The totals went over in four of the Clippers’ last five regular-season home games against the Nets.
Nets vs. Clippers Expert Betting Prediction
The game is a tough one to call, given the number of unavailable players for both sides. The Nets, however, have a superstar on the floor in James Harden. Still, we shouldn’t overlook the fact that the Clippers can cover the spread. They kept things close against the Nuggets in their most recent matchup. If the team can adjust and the substitutes step up, this game might be closer than we expect it to be. A win is not off the table for the team. But, they have to fire on all cylinders to puff off the victory.
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