Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 12/25/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Saturday, December 25, 2021
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+2)
The Brooklyn Nets (21-9) are hitting the road to Crypto.com Arena on Saturday where they will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (16-17). Los Angeles opens this matchup as 2-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 238.
The Nets stepped onto the hardwood against the Magic and ended up losing by a score of 100-93 in their last contest. Brooklyn wrapped up the contest with a 38.2% field goal percentage (39 of 102) and made 9 out of their 46 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Nets buried 6 of 8 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. With regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 51 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 24 assists for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In the matter of defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 41.5% from the floor on 39 out of 94 shooting. Orlando recorded 50 dimes and had 20 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Orlando grabbed 38 rebounds (12 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 8 blocked shots. Orlando finished the game at 92.3% at the free throw line by making 12 of 13 attempts. They knocked down 10 of their 31 tries from beyond the arc. When it comes to personal fouls, the Nets left the arena with 14 and the Magic recorded 16 personal fouls.
David Duke is one guy who was important in the matchup. He walked away with 18 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins played and also grabbed 14 rebounds. Duke finished the game shooting 46.7% from the floor and dished out 1 assist.
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Brooklyn comes into this one with a mark of 21-9 on the season. They turn it over 14.2 times per game and as a group they commit 19.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling down 45.5 boards per contest and has 760 assists on the year, which ranks 14th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Nets are shooting 35.3% from downtown (347 of 982) and 81.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 109.7 pts per contest (11th in basketball) while shooting 46.4% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 1st in the NBA in allowing assists with 657 conceded on the season. The Nets are giving up a FG percentage of 42.9% (1,175 of 2,737) and they concede 45.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are relinquishing 31.0% on 3-pointers while they are 11th in the NBA in points per game allowed (106.3).
For their last game, the Lakers took a defeat with a final score of 138-110 against the Spurs. When it comes to team rebounding, Los Angeles allowed San Antonio to grab 38 in total (12 offensive). They finished 46.2% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 18 out of 39 and ended up shooting 28 of 33 at the charity stripe (84.8%). The Lakers allowed the Spurs to make 46 out of 95 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.4% in this contest. When all was said and done, the Lakers went 44 out of 94 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.8%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Los Angeles buried 5 out of 27 tries (18.5%). They were able to knock down 17 of those for a percentage of 56.7%. The Spurs were called for 6 personal fouls in the game which got the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 30 shots. They turned it over 14 times, while getting 4 steals for this contest. The Lakers were able to pull down 34 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 in this contest.
LeBron James was important for the Lakers for the game. He made 15 out of 26 for the game giving him a rate of 57.7%, and had 9 rebounds. James earned 36 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 6 assists in this matchup.
Los Angeles has a record of 16-17 this season. As an offensive unit, the Lakers are connecting on 46.2% from the floor, which ranks 11th in basketball. Los Angeles has totaled 3,624 pts for the season (109.8 per contest) and they grab 46.1 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 24.1 times per game (11th in the league) and they are turning it over 16.0 times per contest. The Lakers have committed 20.1 personal fouls per contest and they go 71.9% from the free throw line.
The Lakers on the defensive end are ranked 27th in the league in points per game surrendered with 112.0. They are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.5% from the floor (11th in basketball). The Los Angeles defense concedes 33.7% on 3-pointers (421 of 1,249) and opponents are connecting on 74.6% of their foul shots. They concede 25.5 dimes and 47.8 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 27th and 28th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-2) and under 238 points
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