Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets Total Pick
Los Angeles Lakers (23-27 SU, 24-23-3 ATS) vs. Brooklyn Nets (30-19 SU, 24-24-1 ATS)
When: Monday, January 30th, 7:30 PM (ET)
Where: Barclays Center, NY, Brooklyn
Point Spread: LAL +9/Bkn -9
Money Line: Los Angeles Lakers +313/-407
- Anthony Davis (Out) Foot
- LeBron James (Out) Ankle
- Lonnie Walker IV (Probable) Knee
- Austin Reaves (Out) Hamstring
- T.J. Warren (Doubtful) Shin
- Kevin Durant (Out) Knee
- Ben Simmons (Questionable) Knee
Heading into the game, Los Angeles is 23-27 overall. When taking to the road, Los Angeles has a mark of 10-15 and a win percentage of 40%. Currently, the team is 13th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 24-23-3 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 3-2 in their past five games, and 4-1 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 4-6 SU and 6-3-1 ATS.
In their last game, Los Angeles was defeated by the Celtics by a score of 125-121. LeBron James led the team in scoring with 41 points on a shooting percentage of 50.0%. Despite the loss, the Lakers managed to cover the spread as 7-point underdogs heading into the game. They will be looking to bounce back in their next game.
Heading into the game, Brooklyn is 30-19 overall. When playing at home, Brooklyn has a mark of 14-8 and a win percent of 64%. Currently, the team is 4th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 24-24-1 vs. the spread. In Brooklyn’s last five games, the Nets have a straight-up record of 3-2 while going 4-1 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 4-6 and 4-6 ATS.
In their previous game, the Brooklyn team emerged victorious against the Knicks, winning by a margin of 0 points as predicted. Kyrie Irving shone for the Nets, scoring 32 points on a shooting percentage of 44.4%. The Nets not only won the game, but also successfully covered the spread.
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Lakers picked up the win 116-103 win over the Nets. Heading into the game, Los Angeles was the 5.0-point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Over the last five head-to-head meetings, the Lakers have averaged 112 points per game compared to 106 for Brooklyn. This has led to an ATS record of 3-2 for Los Angeles. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 3-2. Combined, they averaged 218 points in these games.
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This season, Los Angeles is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 117.1 points per game. So far, the Lakers are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 102.5 possessions per game. Los Angeles has struggled with their 3-point shot this season, as they are currently ranked just 26th in 3-point shooting percentage at 33.6%. In addition, they are near the bottom of the league in attempts, at just 31.3 attempts per contest. Defense has been a struggle for Los Angeles, as they are currently allowing 115.15 points per game. In terms of their 3-point defense, opposing teams have hit 35.38% of their looks from deep, placing the Lakers 18th in the NBA.
LeBron James will not be available for today’s game in Los Angeles due to an injury, as reported on the injury report. This means that Russell Westbrook will need to step up and take on the role of primary scorer for the team. This year, Westbrook has been averaging 15.8 points per game for the Lakers.
This season, the Nets’ offense averages 114.4 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Brooklyn has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.9 possessions per game. Brooklyn has struggled with their 3-point shot this season, as they are currently ranked just 2nd in 3-point shooting percentage at 39.4%. In addition, they are near the bottom of the league in attempts, at just 31.4 attempts per contest. On defense, the Nets allow an average of 112.12 points per game, placing them 18th in the league. So far, they have done a good job defending the 3-point arc, as teams are hitting just 34.46% of their looks from deep.
Kevin Durant will not be available for today’s game, meaning that Kyrie Irving will need to step up and take on the role of primary scorer for the team. This year, Irving has been averaging 27.3 points per game for the Nets.
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- The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games.
- The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
- The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
- The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last five after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Joes Pick To Cover The Spread
The Nets have been getting lit up on defense as of late, allowing 115 or more points per game over the last four, and certainly, no one raves about the Lakers’ defense ranked 27th in the league in PPG allowed. Take the Over 231
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