Lakers vs. Nets - 3/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (17-43) at Los Angeles Lakers (11-49)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, TWC SN
The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers square off Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 97 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.1 points and nine rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Donald Sloan is dishing 4.1 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers need a win in order to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 17.1 points and 3.3 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.6 points and four rebounds. Louis Williams is dishing 2.6 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Nets are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Nets are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
Two of the worst teams in the league, so this should be fun. Either way, I have to give the edge a Lakers team that's had multiple days of rest. The Nets played a long game Monday night against the Clippers. Los Angeles should have the advantage, but that's not saying much.