Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 1/23/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 1/23/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (35-9) at Brooklyn Nets (18-24)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Brooklyn Nets +5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.6 points and 9.3 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.2 points and 11 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won four of their last five road games.

The Brooklyn Nets need a win after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 109.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 26.5 points and 6.9 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 21.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost three straight home games.

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The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Lakers last 6 overall. The over is 5-2 in Nets last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Lakers are 10-3-2 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Brooklyn. The under is 14-2 in the last 16 meetings in Brooklyn and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers are on the end of a back-to-back and that can be an issue in big games like this, but this is also a team that's had no problem covering in these spots all season. The Brooklyn Nets are losing their last five games by an average of 5.2 points and the constant injuries provide no roster consistency, so it's no surprise they've lost 11 of their last 13 games. I have to side with the Los Angeles Lakers and the reasonable chalk. The Nets are too much of a mess to trust in spots like this against quality teams.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -5.5

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