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2024 NBA picks, Jan. 21 best bets by proven model

The Los Angeles Clippers (26-14) will host the Brooklyn Nets (17-24) in a cross-conference affair on Sunday afternoon. This is the second and final regular season meeting of the year for these two teams. On Nov. 8, Brooklyn defeated the Clippers 100-93. The Nets lead the all-time series 54-45 over Los Angeles.

Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The Clippers are a 10.5-point favorite in the latest Nets vs. Clippers odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 226. Before making any Clippers vs, Nets picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 13 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 42-23 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Nets vs. Clippers and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Clippers vs. Nets:

Nets vs. Clippers spread: Los Angeles -10.5
Nets vs. Clippers over/under: 226 points
Nets vs. Clippers money line: Los Angeles -556, Brooklyn +408
LAC: The Clippers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games
BK: The Nets are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games on the road
Nets vs. Clippers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Clippers can cover
Forward Kawhi Leonard is a complete threat for the Clippers. Leonard is nearly automatic from the mid-range area and has the instinct to consistently jump into passing lanes. The five-time All-Star is averaging 23.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per contest. He has scored 26 or more points in two of his last four games.

Guard James Harden has found a home in Los Angeles. Harden can still create his own shot but has the court vision to be a reliable playmaker. The 10-time All-Star ranks sixth in the league in assists (8.4) to go along with 16.9 points per game. He’s notched at least eight assists in 12 straight games. In his previous game, Harden finished with 16 points and eight assists. See which team to pick here.

Why the Nets can cover
Forward Mikal Bridges is one of the main contributors on both ends of the floor. Bridges plays suffocating defense due to his light feet and superb length. The Villanova product also excels at scoring in transition. Bridges averages 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game. On Jan. 15 versus the Heat, he finished with 26 points, nine boards, and six assists.

Guard Cam Thomas provides Brooklyn with a natural scorer. Thomas is an effortless three-level scorer and owns a quick first step. The LSU product logs 20.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, and shoots 35% from downtown. He racked up 23-plus points in three of his last four games. In Friday’s win over the Lakers, Thomas dropped 33 points and four assists. See which team to pick here.

How to make Clippers vs. Nets picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 234 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.

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