Monday, February 29, 2016
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, February 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 17-42 and a road record of 6-20. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.6 as they are averaging 97 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. Brooklyn is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 9-25. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 11-49 and a home record of 6-20. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.5 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of -9.6. Los Angeles has a division record of 1-9 and a conference record of 5-33. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.1 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Kobe Bryant averages 17.1 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Brooklyn averages 97 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15 per game. The Nets allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 97.5 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 13.8 per game. The Lakers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Nets average 96.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 101.9 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Lakers score 96.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 105 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -7.8 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 101.7 and they have a defensive rating of 111.8. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 30-28-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 29-29-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 28-31-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 28-32-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/26/16 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder "?"
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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