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Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Clippers odds, picks and best bets

Esten McLaren
Sportsbook Wire

The Brooklyn Nets (33-36) look to win their fourth of seven games in the NBA bubble when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers (47-22) Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. We analyze the Nets-Clippers betting odds and lines, with NBA picks and best bets.

Nets vs. Clippers: Key injuries

Nets

  • C Jarrett Allen (ankle) doubtful
  • PG Jamal Crawford (hamstring) out
  • G/F Joe Harris (groin) doubtful
  • SG Caris LeVert (rest) doubtful

Clippers

  • PG Patrick Beverley (calf) questionable
  • C Montrezl Harrell (personal) doubtful

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Nets vs. Clippers: Odds, lines, picks and betting tips

NBA odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Prediction

Clippers 136, Nets 104

Moneyline (ML)

The Clippers (-1000) are the heaviest favorites on Sunday's NBA slate, but they just can't be bet at this price. The Nets (+625) pulled off a colossal upset of the Milwaukee Bucks in a 119-116 win last week. There's no reason to go trying to catch lightning in a bottle twice, especially with this depleted Nets roster, but it's all the incentive we need to PASS on this moneyline in favor of the spread.

Line/Against the Spread (ATS)

The CLIPPERS -13 (-110) will need to win by 14 points for this bet to cash, but with SF Kawhi Leonard back in the lineup after Saturday's maintenance day, there's little reason not to expect them to win in a route.

They're still motivated to secure the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference over the Denver Nuggets. The Nets +13 (-110) have clinched their postseason berth and can't climb any higher than seventh in the East, so they have little to play for.

Expect the Clippers to put forth a full effort with a nearly full lineup in their third-to-last tuneup for the postseason. With the remaining games against the Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder this week, they'll need to take care of business in their easiest remaining matchup.

Over/Under (O/U)

Take the OVER 226.5 (-110) with the Clippers fully capable of handling the bulk of scoring against these under-manned Nets.

Brooklyn was handed a 149-115 loss by the Boston Celtics Wednesday, just for those who think this predicted score may be a little lopsided.

Esten's NBA betting record: 10-4

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