Brooklyn Nets (29-34) at Los Angeles Lakers (49-13)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -11 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 20.6 points and 6.7 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 17.6 points and four rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Taurean Prince is grabbing six rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last eight road games.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to keep the ball rolling after winning 11 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.5 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.7 points and 9.4 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.7 points and 10.6 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing two rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won six straight home games.
The Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Lakers last 7 overall. The Nets are 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Lakers are playing their best ball of the season and should be riding high on confidence, but there is a bit of a letdown spot here after beating the Bucks and Clippers, two monster victories that kind of set a statement to the rest of the league. The Lakers are also just 12-11-1 against the spread this season as a double-digit favorite. This is only the second time this season the Brooklyn Nets will be double-digit underdogs, and they're playing some decent ball over the last week or so. Because of the letdown factor, I'm going to side with the Brooklyn Nets and the free buckets.