Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 11/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (4-5) at Los Angeles Lakers (6-5)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -7 -- Over/Under: 219 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets travel to the Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.
The Nets are still searching for consistency as they're coming fresh off a 127-95 beatdown against the Clippers on Monday, just a couple nights after beating the Suns by 18 points. Bojan Bogdanovic led the team in scoring with 18 points while Sean Kilpatrick added 14 points but this game was over before it really began as the Clippers poured on the points and led by 39-14 after the first quarter. Brook Lopez was rested for this game while Jeremy Lin is still out injured. With the loss, Brooklyn drops to 4-6 overall and 1-4 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Lakers have won five of their last seven but had a two-game win streak snapped by the Timberwolves in a 125-99 rout on Sunday. Lou Williams led the scoring for the Lakers with 17 points while Julius randle and Jeremy Clarkson chipped in with 14 points each, but playing on the second night of a back to back set, the Lakers just didn't match the intensity of the Timberwolves in the first half and found themselves behind 69-46 going into halftime. Despite the loss, the Lakers are still a surprising 6-5 overall and 3-4 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games playing on zero days rest while the Lakers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Head to head, the Nets are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Los Angeles and the road team is 18-5-3 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
The Nets have already shown this season that they're capable of the upset or two, but they're just too banged up and coming up against a hungry Lakers squad coming off a big loss. I expect LA to bounce back with an easy home win tonight.