Check out our free Lakers vs Nets pick and preview for this NBA game in Brooklyn. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Lakers vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn Nets
- Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
- Date: Monday, January 30th
- Betting Odds BKN -9, LAL +313 | BKN -407 O/U nan
The Lakers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 23-27. So far, the team has gone 24-23-3 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
Los Angeles will be gunning to get in the win column vs the Nets, as they previously lost to the Celtics by a score of 125-121. However, because they entered as 7 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Los Angeles let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, LeBron James led the team in scoring with 41 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.
So far, the Nets have put together an overall record of 30-19, while going 24-24-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
The Nets will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Knicks by a score of 122-115. Heading into the game, they were 0 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Brooklyn only let the Knicks marginally cut into their 13 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Kyrie Irving, as he contributed 32 points while hitting 44.4% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Lakers averaged 110.5 points per game vs the Nets. Similar to the Lakers, the Nets scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Los Angeles, the team averaged 109.0 points per game. In terms of betting, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Brooklyn. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +6 points per game in favor of the Lakers. Los Angeles and Brooklyn averaged a combined 218 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Los Angeles offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 5th ranked offense at 117.1 points per game. In terms of pace, the Lakers are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 102.5 possessions per game. Even though the unit has one of the lower effective field goal percentages in the NBA at 54.1%. Their up-tempo style of play has given them enough opportunites to make up for their poor shooting numbers.
Defensively, Los Angeles has had its problems giving up an average of 115.15 points per game (28th).
Los Angeles will be relying on Russell Westbrook to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Brooklyn. LeBron James has been ruled out. So far this season, James has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 30.2 points per game. Westbrook is 2nd on the team with 15.8 points per game, which places him 84.0th in the NBA. In 47 games, he has hit 41.8% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 6.3 rebounds per game.
This season, the Brooklyn offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 114.4 points per game. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.4 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Brooklyn has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 13.8 turnovers per game.
On defense, the Nets will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 18th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Brooklyn will be counting Kyrie Irving to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Los Angeles, as Kevin Durant has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Durant leads the team in scoring at 29.7 points per game. Irving is 2nd on the team at 27.3 points per contest, which sits 11.0th in the NBA. In his 38 games, he has hit 48.7% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 5.1 rebounds per game.
Lakers vs Nets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Nets -9
- Free Total Prediction: Under nan