In a non-conference matchup, the Brooklyn Nets (17-24) travel to take on the Los Angeles Clippers (26-14) at Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 ET.

Oddsmakers have the Clippers listed as 11-point favorites. The over/under line for this matchup is 226.5 points. As of now, the Clippers are -590 on the moneyline, while the Nets are +430 at Jazz Sports.

Will Brooklyn Come Through as Road Underdogs?

In their games this season, the Nets have averaged a combined 229.7 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 226.5. Overall, their games have averaged an over/under line of 228.6 points.

Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 21-20, and 25 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s. In their last game against the Lakers, the teams combined for 242 points, surpassing the O/U line of 227.5.

The Nets have lost four straight games against the spread as the favorite and are 9-6 ATS as the favorite this season. As the underdog, they are 11-13 ATS on the road and 7-19 as the underdog overall.

Against the spread, the Nets are 20-19 this season (8-13 on the road) and have a 7-14 record straight-up on the road. Currently, they are 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 17-24.

The Nets’ most recent game was a 130-112 win over the Lakers. They covered the spread as 7.5-point underdogs, and the O/U line for the game was 227.5.

Heading into their matchup with the Clippers, the Nets are 19th in scoring at 114.2 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 112.7 points per game.

When it comes to pace, Brooklyn is 23rd in the league at 97.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 27th at 45%.

So far, the Nets have made an average of 13.7 three-pointers per game, which is 7th in the NBA. They are also 5th in offensive rebounds at 12.6 per game.

So far, the Nets’ defense is ranked 16th in the league at 115.5 points per contest. The Brooklyn defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.8% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Brooklyn.

  • Ben Simmons (Out) Lower Back
  • Day’Ron Sharpe (Out) Knee
  • Dariq Whitehead (Out) Shin

Taking a Look at the Clippers Chances at Home

The Clippers have won four straight games as the favorite and are favored by 11 points today against the Nets. In their last game, they were also favored (-6.5) and covered the spread with a 128-117 win over the Thunder.

Los Angeles has an O/U record of 18-22 this season, and 28 of their 40 games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 226.5. On average, their games have seen 229.6 points scored.

Against the spread, the Clippers are 21-19 overall and 12-9 at home. At home, they have won six straight games and have an average scoring margin of +8.5 points per game.

In the Western Conference, the Clippers are currently in 4th place with a record of 26-14. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 20-11 compared to 6-3 in non-conference games.

In their last game, the Clippers’ 128-117 win over the Thunder easily went over the O/U line of 240. This improved their season record to 18-22 on the over/under.

This season, the Clippers have been one of the most efficient three-point shooting teams in the league. They are currently shooting 39% from beyond the arc, which is the best mark in the NBA. Overall, they are 11th in three-pointers made per game at 13.2.

When it comes to scoring, the Clippers are averaging 117.6 points per game, which is 9th in the league. At home, they are averaging 118.0 points compared to 117.2 on the road. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55% of their games.

One area where the Clippers have struggled is in pace. They are 26th in the league with an average of 97 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Clippers are 5th at 49%. They are also 4th in true shooting percentage.

So far this season, the Clippers defense has been performing well, ranking 10th in the NBA at 112.0 points allowed per contest. The Los Angeles defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Los Angeles.

  • Ivica Zubac (Out) Calf
  • Moussa Diabate (Out) Hand

Nets vs. Clippers Pick

For a pick on the point-spread in this Clippers vs. Nets matchup, our bet is to grab the Nets at +11. Even though our projections have the Clippers winning 118-109, we see the Nets as the play on the point-spread.

Pick: Take the Nets at +11

The Total

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 226.5, and our model projects the Nets and Clippers to reach a combined total of 227 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

Pick: Go Over 226.5 points (-112)