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(37-36) Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (31-40)
Friday, March 22, 2019, the Brooklyn Nets travel to LA to play the Lakers. Brooklyn arrives having last played on Tuesday in Sacramento in the comeback victory of the year. Likewise, the Lakers played Tuesday in a loss to a short handed Bucks squad.
Last season, the Lakers won both games in their two-game series and this season the Nets took the initial meeting. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Nets 64 of their 88 matches.
Only four teams in NBA history have trailed by 25 points or more and come back to win. The Nets are now one of those squads having bested the Kings 45-18 in the fourth quarter on route to their comeback victory.
Most Improved Player candidate D’Angelo Russell led the way with 44 points, 12 assists, and four rebounds. Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter.
Three other Nets scored in double-digits with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scoring 14 and also registering the game-winning bucket. Jarrett Allen added 13 while Spencer Dinwiddie chipped in 10 points. Having lost three games in a row this victory was massive for the Nets who are battling to make their first postseason appearance in four years.
Shabazz Napier (illness) missed the game versus the Kings but is expected to play Friday. Allen Crabbe (knee) missed the last three games and is questionable for Friday.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers season is over although they have yet to be mathematically removed from the playoff race. In the last game in Milwaukee, the Lakers made a last second announcement that LeBron James previous groin injury was still an issue and caused him to sit.
Whether that was a true statement or more of the Lakers exercising load management on the 34 year old is uncertain. Regardless, this is definitely a difficult position for James to be in having not missed the playoffs in his last 13 seasons and the finals in his last eight seasons.
Four Lakers produced double-digit scoring efforts in the loss in Milwaukee with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leading the way scoring 35 points.
LeBron James (groin) and Lance Stephenson (toe sprain) status for Friday is questionable. Brandon Ingram (surgery on deep venous thrombosis in right arm) and Lonzo Ball (ankle) have been shut down for the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-2 in Nets last 9 overall.
- Lakers are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Under is 13-5-1 in the last 19 meetings.
- Teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- Teams are 4-4-2 in last 10 head to head contests.
- The over-under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
The line is off as of posting but this match isn’t a difficult choice. The Lakers are actively trying to tank now to improve their lottery pick while the Nets are aggressively trying to win to ensure their playoff appearance.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick:
Whether LeBron plays or not Brooklyn offers far too much firepower and no doubt D’Angelo Russell will be invested in showing his former team and fans what they are missing now that he’s with the Nets
NBA Free Score Prediction: Nets 117 – Lakers 109
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