Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn Nets is the free NBA pick of the day. Lakers travel to the East Coast to take on the Nets in this showdown between West vs East. In the last 10 match-ups between Los Angeles and Brooklyn, the Lakers have the lead 7-3. However, against the spread 4-4-2.
In the first meeting between Los Angeles and Brooklyn, Lakers won 125-118 over the Nets in overtime at home. This game is in Brooklyn, New York and the Nets have Jeremy Lin returning from a hamstring injury. Both teams have struggled in their last 5 games. Lakers are 0-5 in the last 5 games, Nets are 1-4 in the last 5 games. So this match-up will be an interesting game.
(10-17) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets (6-17)
Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, New York
Moneyline Odds: Lakers -, Nets –
Spread Odds: Lakers +1.5 (-105), Nets -1.5 (-115)
Over/Under Odds: 229 (o -115, u -105)
Odds provided by Bovada
NBA Picks: Lakers +1.5 (-105), Under 229 (-105), 2 pick 4 point teaser (even)
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets Prediction
My picks are above, so this piece of the articles is on team stats and the reason I choose to do those bets. Average points over the past 5 games; Lakers 103, Nets 110. Nets were missing Jeremey Lin and the Lakers were missing a few starters doing some testing to see which backup best fit the starting lineup.
Lakers vs Nets Team Average Stats
- Points Per Game: Lakers 103, Nets 110
- Field Goal %: Lakers 45%, Nets 44%
- 3 Point %: Lakers 35%, Nets 33%
- Free Throw %: Lakers 78%, Nets 78%
Jeremey Lin is back and fits into Brooklyn well-oiled machine. However, given the Nets record so far this season it’s a pretty bad machine. D’Angelo Russell, on the other hand, has been back a few games for Los Angeles and trying to get his team working together. Since the Nets are one of those teams that’s been struggling this season. This is the perfect time for the Lakers to stop their losing streak.
While some people think this game will be a blowout, I think it will be a close game throughout the game. However, I am a fan of the Lakers so I probably wouldn’t bet against them. So the safest bet would be the Under 229. The only thing that would make the under an unwise bet is overtime or a crazy scoring run in the 4th quarter.
NBA Picks Recap
- Lakers +1.5 (-105)
- Under 229 (-105)
- 2 pick 4 point teaser (even), using the picks above.
What are your thoughts about my NBA betting picks?