Nets vs. Lakers - 3/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (19-52) at Brooklyn Nets (31-40)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -8.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, YES
The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday afternoon at the Barclays Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 98.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 104.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Jeremy Lin is averaging 11.4 points and 4.7 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 10.3 points and 2.7 assists. Wesley Johnson is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Wayne Ellington is shooting 41 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 43.4 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when scoring less than 100 points. The Lakers have lost six of their last seven road games. Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill are questionable with injuries.
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The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 97.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 16.4 points and seven rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 14.8 points and 3.5 assists. Deron Williams is dishing 6.3 assists and Jarrett Jack is shooting 44 percent from the field. The Brooklyn Nets are quickly gaining ground for that last playoff spot in the East. The Nets are shooting 45.3 percent in their last five games and are coming off a win over the Cavaliers. Still, the Nets have lost five of their last seven games on their home court. Thaddeus Young is expected to miss this game with a knee injury.
The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Nets are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Brooklyn and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Lakers have thrown in the towel a while ago and are starting to shutdown more and more players. Meanwhile, the Nets are fighting for a playoff spot. Look for Brooklyn to win an ugly game by double digits.