Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/18/2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 3.5 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 18-12. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.8 as they average 113.4 points per contest while giving up 111.6 per game. The Nets have an overall record of 13-18 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 111.0 points per game and surrender 111.8, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 12-16-1 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Lakers are 12-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-15-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 14-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/16/18 C JaVale McGee Flu is questionable Tuesday vs Brooklyn
12/16/18 SF Michael Beasley Personal is out indefinitely
12/08/18 SF Brandon Ingram Ankle is out indefinitely
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/16/18 G Allen Crabbe Knee is questionable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
LeBron James averages 27.7 points per contest in 34.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.0 assists per game and 7.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%. Kyle Kuzma comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 17.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes 5.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%. D'Angelo Russell scores 18.0 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 6.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 111.6 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 113.4 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 46.1 boards per contest and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets give up 111.8 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 44.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest. Brooklyn is 14th in the NBA with 111.0 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 23.1. The Nets are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.1.
The Lakers are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 11th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Nets are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn +3.5 and under 228 total points
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