Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 10/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 10/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets (1-0) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (1-0)

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:30 AM (Mercedes-Benz Arena)

The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 227.5

TV: NBATV

The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday in NBA preseason action at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

The Brooklyn Nets look for another victory after beating up on Franca a week ago. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 137 points on 60 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 22 points and four rebounds while David Nwaba is averaging 18 points and four assists. Dzanan Musa is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is dishing nine assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 57.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 53 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won six of their last nine preseason games.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for a 2-0 preseason start after beating Golden State in their opener. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 123 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 22 points and 10 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 15 points and eight assists. Troy Daniels is the third double-digit scorer and Devontae Cacok is grabbing four rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 26.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 58 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won four of their last five preseason games.

The Nets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Nets last 7 Thursday games. The under is 5-2 in Nets last 7 overall. The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 36-16-1 in Lakers last 53 home games. The Nets are 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

If there's one thing that previous games in different countries have shown us, it's that teams are eager to put on a show offensively and excite the fans. There's not a lot of defense and these games tend to go over the total. The Los Angeles Lakers were firing on all cylinders offensively in their preseason opener and the Brooklyn Nets are coming off a game where they shot 60 percent from the field. I'm leaning toward the over in this contest. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of its writer, not a Pick Dawgz site consensus.