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Nets host Lakers in basketball action

Los Angeles LakersBrooklyn Nets
7-8November 27, 2013, 07:30 | Barclays Center4-10



The Nets will be trying to slam the Lakers on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Barclays Center in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nets are 4-10 so far on the season, and 5-9 ATS vs. the number. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 7-8 and 10-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Brooklyn go 8-5-1 and the Lakers go 8-7 on the totals.

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Nets as -2-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 199 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The Nets - Lakers odds would favor the Lakers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Brooklyn is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Lakers sit at No. 20. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 91-87 win for the Lakers.

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The Lakers were a 116-111 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (227) made winners of OVER bettors. Jordan Farmar scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Lakers to victory (they lost 116-111 to Washington at Verizon Center on Tuesday).

The Nets were a 102-100 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors. Brooklyn earned a 102-100 victory over Toronto on Tuesday, getting 24 points from Andray Blatche at Air Canada Centre.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brooklyn's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 95.86 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 25 at 102.87 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, less than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Next up:
Los Angeles at Detroit, Friday, November 29th
Brooklyn at Houston, Friday, November 29th

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