Lakers vs. Nets NBA Prediction
The under has been profitable in previous meetings between the Lakers and Nets but will tonight’s matchup in Brooklyn turn into a relatively low-scoring game for bettors as well? These two teams will tip at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
521 Los Angeles Clippers (+11.5) at 522 Brooklyn Nets (-11.5); o/u 228
8:30 p.m. ET, Friday, April 10, 2021
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
Andre Drummond (toe) returned from a three-game absence to score 15 points with 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 27 minutes vs. the Heat on Thursday. The line could've been even better if not for foul trouble, but this was an encouraging night for Drummond's fantasy managers. We were worried about a potential three-headed monster at center with Marc Gasol playing well in Drummond's absence, but Gasol was a DNP-CD this evening and Harrell is probably look at minutes in the high teens going forward. Drummond's fantasy arrow is pointing straight up and he should be a walking double-double with excellent steals and blocks.
Brooklyn Nets DFS Spin
Kevin Durant (hamstring) didn't miss in his return from a two-month layoff on Wednesday, scoring 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field and 5-of-5 from the stripe to go with seven boards, five dimes, two triples, one block and six turnovers in 19 minutes. KD came off the bench in his return from a 23-game absence, and he didn’t check into the game until midway through the second quarter, but he looked great while he was out there and showed no hesitation attacking the rack. He also replaced Bruce Brown in the starting unit after halftime, so maybe he’ll start on Saturday vs. the Lakers. As you can see, even with serious restrictions, KD is a must-play option in all formats. Welcome back!
Lakers vs. Nets Betting Prediction
The under is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings between the Lakers and Nets in Brooklyn, which includes a 5-1 mark in the last six series meetings overall. The under is also 4-1 in the Lakers’ last five games as an underdog, is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall and is 21-7 in their last 28 road games. On the other side, the under is 6-1 in the Nets’ last seven games coming off a win, is 8-3 in their last 11 home games and has cashed in seven of their last 10 games overall.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LAKERS/NETS UNDER 228