Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Point Spread Picks 3/22/2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, March 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 37-36. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -0.3 as they average 111.6 points per contest while giving up 112.0 per game. The Lakers have an overall record of 31-40 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 111.8 points per game and surrender 114.0, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 39-34-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 36-36-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-43-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 29-42-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/21/19 G Allen Crabbe Knee is questionable Friday vs LA Lakers
03/21/19 PG Shabazz Napier Illness missed last game, is probable Friday vs LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/20/19 G Lance Stephenson Toe is questionable Friday vs Brooklyn
03/20/19 SF LeBron James Groin is questionable Friday vs Brooklyn
03/09/19 SF Brandon Ingram Shoulder is out for season
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out for season
Joe Harris averages 13.4 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
LeBron James averages 27.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 8.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Kyle Kuzma averages 18.5 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 112.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Brooklyn averages 111.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 46.0 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 114.0 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.9 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 47.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Los Angeles is 17th in the league with 111.8 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Lakers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.6.
The Nets are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 13th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Lakers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1.5
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