Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Odds and Predictions
The battle of the giants is set to unfold at the Staples Center when Los Angeles Lakers take on Brooklyn Nets in what is considered to be one of the fiercest rivalries this season.
Los Angeles Lakers who are the reigning champions are riding high on confidence after a strong performance against Timberwolves in the previous outing. On the other hand, the likes of James Harden and Joe Harris made a mess out of Phoenix Suns as they gave the team yet another important triumph.
With home advantage and a slight edge in predictions, Lakers are tipped to win this game while their opponents are not backing down without a fight.
Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are placed at 1st and 2nd placed respectively as per the NBA outright predictions. The Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Odds and Predictions will be updated on the game day.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
The NBA’s MVP player LeBron James arrived to the party yet again as he secured 30 points and 7 assists against Timberwolves. He has an efficiency rating of 24.16 in 28 games.
The point guard Dennis Schroder has averaged 13.9 points per game this season and has a field goal percentage of 43.4. Anthony Davis who didn’t play the last game has 8.4 rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds per game.
Kyle Kuzma who started as the small forward wasn’t up to the mark against Timberwolves. The Michigan based player scored 7 points and 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. Montrezl Harrell who came in as a substitute impressed everyone with 17 points.
Even though Kevin Durant has sat out for the last couple of games he is still one of the MVPs of this season. Kyrie Irving has shouldered the responsibility extremely well as he accumulates 28.3 points per game.
James Harden has exceeded the expectations after clocking 38 points and 11 assists against Suns in an important fixture. Joe Harris has been one of the few players who has played all the games for the Nets this season. He gave away 22 points and 4 rebounds in his last outing.
Jeff Green needs to do better than 9.4 points per game for the side to succeed in the coming games. Tyler Johnson is shaping out to be yet another important catch as the guard provided 17 points and 5 rebounds.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Los Angeles Lakers are currently steamrolling into the post season games after bringing their A-game into the foreground. The defending champions are unfazed by the injury concerns and are going all-out to defend their title.
Barring a few hiccups, they are looking dangerous with every passing day. Their February journey has been glorious so far with 7 wins and just the one loss against Pistons that has elevated them to the 2nd spot in the Western conference.
With a healthy home record, they would be looking to continue that dominating performance in their last outing when they meet Nets.
The Brooklyn Nets have shared a similar journey in the Eastern conference with some outstanding performances where the opposition didn’t stand a chance.
They were off to a flying start in December that helped them press the accelerator early in the tournament. Despite some concerns in their defense, they were part of a winning streak in January that kept them in the hunt.
Looking at this month’s campaign, they have slightly looked tentative and out of gas as they lost against Raptors, 76ers and Raptors in this period. They are currently occupying the 2nd spot in the table with 18 wins and 12 losses so far.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (91 games): Lakers – 65 wins, Nets – 26 wins.
Playoffs (4 games): Lakers – 4 wins, Nets – 0 wins.
Previous meeting: Nets won 104-102 on 10th March 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Odds and Predictions: Odds and predictions
The Lakers have had a great season so far in the Western side whereas Brooklyn Nets have been up to the task since the first whistle. According to FiveThirtyEight, the Lakers are carrying a huge advantage of 63% whereas the Nets are known to up the ante while playing in big games like this, despite having a 37% chance.
On the other hand, premium platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have termed the Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets as the two hot favorites to win this year’s championship. They have been placed at 1st and 2nd placed respectively, highlighting the quality of the basketball they play.