Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Lakers - 2/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (22-7) vs Brooklyn Nets (18-12)
Game Info: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a statement win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 121.7 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 28.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.9 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 40.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.9 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.7 points and 8.2 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 6.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games. The over is 22-4 in Nets last 26 overall. The over is 5-1 in Lakers last 6 overall. The Nets are 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Lakers are going to be favored for obvious reasons, as they're at home and have LeBron. However, the Lakers have allowed a lot of subpar teams to hang around lately and now they're without AD. The Brooklyn Nets are one of the more talented teams in the league and you're not going to get them in the underdog role often the rest of the season. I'll take the free bucket with the Nets.