The Brooklyn Nets (37-36) will travel to the Staples Center to go head-to-head against the Los Angeles Lakers (31-40). The game starts at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 22, 2019, and will air on YES Network.
Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds
The Nets edged the Sacramento Kings in their last outing, 123-121, despite being 3.5-point underdogs. The Lakers, meanwhile, were defeated by the Milwaukee Bucks, 115-101, and failed to cover as 10.5-point underdogs. The Brooklyn game went 13 points over the projected point total of 231, while the Los Angeles game went 12.5 points under the projected point total of 228.5.
Brooklyn played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.181 (below their season average of 0.213) and a turnover percentage of 14.7 (worse than their season average of 12.5). For those same stats, Sacramento was 0.147 and 16.2, respectively. Los Angeles, on the other hand, did a great job of converting from the free throw line (19-23; 82.6 percent). Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put together a solid outing for Los Angeles with 35 points. Brooklyn, meanwhile, rallied around D’Angelo Russell, who contributed 44 points and 12 assists.
In their first matchup this season, Russell led the Nets to a 115-110 victory. He notched a double-double with 22 points and 13 assists. The two teams combined for 225 points, which was just under the projected point total of 229, and Brooklyn covered as a 1.5-point underdog. Brooklyn had a better turnover percentage (10.0 vs. 12.3). Los Angeles, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (18.2 vs. 9.1).
Nets games have finished over the O/U total 49.3 percent of the time. Brooklyn holds records of 37-36 straight up (SU) and 39-34 against the spread (ATS).
Vegas is known to set the total high when the Lakers are involved, as 42 of their 73 games have gone under the total. Further, Los Angeles is 31-40 SU and 26-43-2 ATS.
Nets at Lakers ATS Pick
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Nets, ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Under
- The Lakers rank 20th in steals per game (7.4) while the Nets rank 27th (6.7).
- Los Angeles ranks second in points in the paint per game (56.3) while Brooklyn ranks 25th in points allowed in the paint per game (51.2).
- The Lakers rank 10th in blocks per game (5.3) while the Nets rank 28th (4.3).
- Brooklyn ranks 11th in rebounds per game (46.0) while Los Angeles ranks 26th in rebounds allowed per game (47.1).
- Brooklyn ranks 11th in second chance points per game (13.5) while Los Angeles ranks 22nd in second chance points allowed per game (13.9).
- The Nets rank second in fast break points allowed per game (11.3) while the Lakers rank 25th (15.1).
- The Lakers average 16.7 points off turnovers per game, which ranks 13th in the league. The Nets rank 26th in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.7).
- Brooklyn averages 23.9 assists per game, which ranks 19th in the NBA. Los Angeles ranks 21st in assists allowed per game (24.9).
- Brooklyn averages 35.6 three pointers per game, which ranks fifth in the league. Los Angeles ranks 25th in three pointers allowed per game (33.5).
- In games where they hold opponents under 100 points, Brooklyn is 10-1 and Los Angeles is 7-0.
- The Lakers are 30-31 when they score more than 100 points, while the Nets are 36-24.
- Los Angeles is 11-21-2 ATS at home, while Brooklyn is 21-15 ATS on the road.
- In 36 road games, the Nets have 18 unders, 17 overs and 1 push.
- Of the Lakers’ 34 home games, they have 23 unders and 11 overs.
- In their last five games, Brooklyn and Los Angeles have both had 3 unders and 2 overs.
- The Nets are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Lakers are 1-4.
- During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 107.2 points per game (4.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 107.4 points per game (4.6 below their season average).
- The Lakers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.2, up from 2.2 for the season.