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Nets visit Lakers in NBA clash

Brooklyn NetsLos Angeles Lakers
25-28February 23, 2014, 09:00 | STAPLES Center19-36

The Lakers will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Nets at STAPLES Center in NBA wagering action.

The Nets will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 26-27 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lakers are 30-25 ATS. Brooklyn is 27-24-2 against the total, while Los Angeles is 29-24-2 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

The Lakers were listed as a 3.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 205 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lakers at No. 28 and the Nets at No. 8 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 91-88 result in favor of the Nets.

In their last action, Brooklyn was a 93-86 loser on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Nets got 20 points from Deron Williams, but it was Golden State that prevailed in a 93-86 final on Saturday at Oracle Arena.

The Lakers were a 101-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jodie Meeks scored 16 points leading the Lakers to a 101-92 victory over Boston at STAPLES Center on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 22-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 5 in the league with 9.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7.92 per outing.

Next up:
Brooklyn at Portland, Wednesday, February 26th
Los Angeles at Indiana, Tuesday, February 25th