Lakers vs. Nets Prediction
Will the Los Angeles Lakers avoid a letdown performance on the road when they take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight at 7:30PM ET?
547 Los Angeles Lakers at 548 Brooklyn Nets
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
7:30PM ET – Barclays Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Lakers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 227.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 78 percent going on the Lakers as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Lakers continue road trip
Los Angeles is playing its fourth straight road game tonight and they have had five of their last six on the road. They are coming off a 128-110 loss at Washington on Sunday. The Lakers are 18-12 on the season, 7-8 on the road, 12-17-1 against the spread and 17-12-1 with the under.
The Lakers are putting up 113.4 points per game on offense while shooting just 47.8 percent from the field. Defensively, the Lakers are giving up 111.6 points per game while opponents shoot just 45 percent from the floor. Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram will be out tonight with injuries while JaVale McGee is questionable due to a flu bug. LeBron James is leading the team with 27.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game while Kyle Kuzma is adding 18.1 points per contest.
Nets on surprising surge
Brooklyn is on a surprising win streak, as they Nets have won their last five after a 144-127 victory over Atlanta. The Nets have also covered the spread in six straight. Brooklyn is 13-18 overall, 6-10 at home, 16-15 against the spread and 16-15 with the over.
The Nets are now averaging 111 points per game on offense while shooting 45 percent from the field. Defensively, Brooklyn is giving up 111.8 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47 percent from the field. D’Angelo Russell is leading the team with 18.0 points and 6.0 assists per game while Spencer Dinwiddie is adding 17.2 points and 5.0 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Lakers are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games against Eastern Conference teams.
The Nets have covered the spread in four straight home games and in five of their last seven Tuesday games.
The Lakers are on their third road game in four days, making trips to Charlotte, Washington and now Brooklyn. The Nets have been rested at home for nearly a week and are playing at a high level on offense. This win streak isn’t just against bad teams, either, as the Nets have beaten the Raptors and 76ers during the win streak. I think the Nets can do it again tonight and I will take them with the points.
NBA Prediction: Brooklyn Nets +2.5