Los Angeles Lakers (32-20) at Brooklyn Nets (36-16)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -12.5 -- Over/Under: 223 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 109.9 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 119 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.4 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Nets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 9-3 in Lakers last 12 overall. The under is 7-3 in Nets last 10 overall. The Lakers are 11-3-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Brooklyn and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging just 102.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting in their last five games, numbers that are drastically lower than their season totals. The Brooklyn Nets are getting healthier than they've been in a while, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 11.2 points while shooting 49.3 percent from the field. The Nets are just 1-6 against the spread as a double-digit favorite, but the Lakers don't have the horses to hang in this contest. This should be a Nets blowout.