Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions, NBA Picks Today 3/10/2020
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -11
Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (49-13, 1st in the Pacific Division) host the Brooklyn Nets (29-34, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Staples Center on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Brooklyn opens this contest as 11 point dogs. The O/U opens at 223.5.
The Nets cover 47.6% of the time, having gone 30-33-0 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 57.4% of the time, going 35-26-1 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
03/08/20 SG Garrett Temple Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this game averaging 20.6 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Joe Harris averages 14.0 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Anthony Davis scores 26.7 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kyle Kuzma averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 110.9 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 48.5 boards per contest and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.6 per game. The Nets allow 111.6 points per contest, which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 7th in the NBA with 114.5 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 7.56. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.1 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 25.9. The Lakers are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Lakers give up 107.0 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 42.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Nets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Los Angeles is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Lakers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 5th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +11
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