Free NBA Pick: Lakers vs Nets NBA Odds
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(19-31) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets (19-33)
Date: Friday February 2
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 217.5
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Both of these teams are alsorans this season, but they are not epically terrible. Someone is going to win this one even though the rosters of these two clubs include a lot of players people are unfamiliar with. They did make that deal in the offseason so there is some form of a link.
Even though the records do not show it I think the Lakers are in a better position moving forward. They more more young usable pieces.
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That being said the Lakers just don’t know how to win. They were actually road favourites in their last game but lost outright by 22 points. There are not a lot of swings like that in the NBA
I don’t want to harp on one result but this team just allowed a terrible Orlando team to best their scoring average by 20 points. They gave up more points against the Magic than they did the Raptors. It makes not sense.
I am not totally sure why because I don’t see all the game but Brook Lopez has been terrible this season. He averaged 20ppg in his last two season with the Nets but is down to just 11ppg. This is his 10th season in the league and he just might be declining fast.
They are not giving him a lot of minutes either preferring to play small with Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram up front. All of those players have defined strengths and weaknesses.
Lonzo Ball is still down so they are going with Tyler Ennis at the point. Really it is Jordan Clarkson though who is getting more minutes. He is a combo type though who has good games and bad one.
The Nets are a mess, made only messier by the fact that they have had to deal with a lot of injuries. D’Angelo Russell, acquired from the Lakers, has played in less than half of the team’s games and Jeremy Lin, another expected contributor only played in one game before going down for the season.
Russell is back but they are managing him. He scored 22 points in their last game, a win over the 76ers but they are going to be resting him periodically over the rest of the season which makes good sense given where the team is relative to the playoffs. Spencer Dinwiddie has proven he can play with the opportunity meaning Russell does not have to run the team.
Jarrett Allen was there top pick and he is proving to be an active forward. His run is getting extended as the season progresses he just had his best game, a double-double including season highs in points and rebounds. He with Russell is the future of the team so there is some hope.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
- Lakers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nets are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Under is 5-1 in Nets last 6 Friday games.
- Under is 5-1 in Nets last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
I wouldn’t thought I would be doing this but I recommend the Nets here. The Lakers laid an egg in their last one.
Unfortunately this means that you have to back Brooklyn which is far from an exciting proposition.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nets -1.5
The good thing is that you do not have to give up any points at home. Still its a struggle to get comfortable with it, in some situations.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Nets 101 – Lakers 96
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