Nets take on Lakers in hoops contest
Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds
Los Angeles looks to cover the Lakers-Nets pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 5-5 mark when they host Brooklyn in NBA action.
Los Angeles will face the 6-2 Nets, who own a 4-3-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Lakers are 6-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nets are 4-4 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened this morning as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 203.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Lakers) and the No. 17 (Nets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 104-102 result in favor of the Lakers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense (100.5 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 6 at 92.5 PPG. The Lakers have averaged 46.3% from the field per game, more than the Nets have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nets own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 87 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring on their home court.
Brooklyn won its last outing, a 99-90 result against the Kings on November 18. The Nets covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Nets grabbed a 99-90 win over the Kings on Sunday, behind a 22-point effort from Andray Blatche at Power Balance Pavilion.
The Lakers were a 119-108 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (227) made winners of OVER bettors. Dwight Howard scored 28 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Los Angeles over Houston, 119-108, on Sunday at STAPLES Center.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few Nets at Lakers trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 6 games
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Brooklyn at Golden State, Wednesday, November 21
LA Lakers at Sacramento, Wednesday, November 21