Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 10-17. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.4 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 111.1 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 6-17. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per game and surrendering 115.2, good for a point differential of -8.7.
Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.6 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Sean Kilpatrick averages 16.1 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Brook Lopez averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.4 per game. The Lakers allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 26 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 106.5 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 29th with 17 per game. The Nets allow 115.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Nets force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 112. In terms of pace they average 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Nets rating on offense is 103.7 and they have a defensive rating of 112.2. They get 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 14.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-15-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-10-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 12-10-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-6-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/12/16 C Tarik Black Ankle expected to miss Monday vs. Sacramento
12/05/16 PG Jose Calderon Hamstring expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/12/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Houston
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +1.5
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