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Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets prediction 1-19-24 Picks

Brooklyn Nets (16-24) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (22-21)
January 19, 2024 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5; Over/Under: +230.5
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The Los Angeles Lakers play host to the Brooklyn Nets at the crypto.com Arena on Friday night. Here’s a Lakers vs Nets Prediction.

Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have been in terrible shape as they’ve lost nine of their last 10 games oveall and they will be hoping to arrest a four-game skid after falling short to the Trail Blazers in a painful 105-103 road defeat on Wednesday. Mikal Bridges led the team with 21 points, Spencer Dinwiddie added 19 points with seven assists while Cam Johnson and Lonnie Walker scored 13 points each. As a team, the Nets shot 47 percent from the field and 15 of 38 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in control when they built an 11-point lead late in the third quarter, only to go cold and score just 20 points in the fourth quarter to allow the Trail Blazers to steal the game at the buzzer thanks to a clutch shot from Anfernee Simons.

Brooklyn Nets Team Facts

  • The Nets have lost each of their last seven road games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Nets have failed to cover the spread in each of their last seven road games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Seven of the Nets’ last eight night games have gone UNDER the total points line.

Los Angeles Lakers

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers are starting to heat up again as they’ve won four of their past six games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after making light work of the Mavericks in a 127-110 home win on Wednesday. D’Angelo Russell led the team with 29 points on 11 of 20 shooting, Anthony Davis added 28 points with 12 rebounds and nine assists while LeBron James tallied 25 points with eight rebounds and eight assists. As a team, the Lakers shot 53 percent from the field and 12 of 28 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 32 points in the first quarter to take the early lead into halftime, before they exploded for 42 points in the third quarter to take a 24-point lead and put the game to bed early.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won each of the last four games between the Nets and Lakers at Crypto.com Arena.
  • The Lakers have failed to cover the spread in each of their last seven games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents following a win.
  • Six of the Lakers’ last seven games at Crypto.com Arena following a home win have gone UNDER the total points line.

Lakers vs Nets Prediction

The Nets are currently one of the coldest teams in the league as they’ve won just one of their last 10 games and their confidence will be shot after falling to the slumping Trail Blazers in a heartbreaking loss on Wednesday. In contrast, the Lakers are getting players back healthy and it’s translated into immediate success as they looked good in their big win over the Mavericks on Wednesday. The Lakers are a team on the rise again and I think they continue their strong form with another win and cover at this reasonable line.

 

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Los Angeles -6.5

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