Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, November 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3.5 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 3-5. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 114.6 points per game while giving up 118.8 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 3-4. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of -3.2.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/31/17 F Quincy Acy Groin is "?" Friday vs. LA Lakers
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. DeMarre Carroll averages 14 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 14.7 points per game while playing 19.6 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Lonzo Ball averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 114.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.13 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 15.4 per game. The Nets allow 118.8 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 26th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 21st in the league with 103.4 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.14. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Lakers are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.4. The Lakers surrender 106.6 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 47 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.9 per game this season.
The Nets are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 5th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 20th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Lakers are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 25th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 21st. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +3.5
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