Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 4/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+12)
Barclays Center is the site where and the Brooklyn Nets (36-16) will play the Los Angeles Lakers (32-20) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Brooklyn as 12-point favorites. The O/U is set at 234.
The Los Angeles Lakers faced the Miami Heat and took a loss by a score of 110-104 in their last game. Los Angeles ended with a 44.3% FG percentage (35 out of 79) and made 12 out of their 35 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Lakers made 22 of 25 shots for a percentage of 88.0%. In terms of rebounding, they earned 40 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 26 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 20 turnovers and having 9 steals. With respect to defense, Los Angeles allowed their opponent to shoot 47.9% from the floor on 34 out of 71 shooting. Miami distributed 22 assists and had 12 steals for this game. Moreover, Miami pulled down 38 rebounds (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Miami finished 80.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 32 of their 40 tries. They knocked down 10 of their 25 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is one guy who had an impact in this contest. He accumulated 28 points on 11 out of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39:02 mins played and also snagged 4 boards. Caldwell-Pope walked away from this one shooting 55.0% from the field and dished out 1 assist. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Lakers was Andre Drummond. He pulled down 12 rebounds in his 26:51 minutes played. He finished the game shooting 55.6% from the field for this contest by connecting on 5-of-9 (15 points). When the time ran out, Drummond accounted for 3 assists.
Los Angeles enters this matchup with a record of 32-20 on the campaign. The Lakers are hitting 35.3% on shots from downtown (565 of 1,601) and 74.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 109.9 points per contest (22nd in basketball) while connecting on 47.6% from the field. They are turning it over 15.7 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.1 fouls per game. As a unit, Los Angeles is snagging 45.1 rebounds per game and has accumulated 1,274 assists on the year, which is 16th in the NBA in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Lakers are able to force 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 19th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,286 surrendered for the campaign. The Lakers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.4% (786 of 1,119) and they concede 41.9 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 35.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 2nd in the league in points per game allowed (105.8).
For their last game, the Brooklyn Nets went home victorious with a score of 139-111 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Nets corralled 35 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the game. They turned it over 17 times, while getting 10 steals for the game. The Pelicans earned 14 personal fouls in this game which took the Nets to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 81.8%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Brooklyn knocked down 19 out of 41 tries (46.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets ended up going 51 for 92 from the floor which had them at 55.4%. The Nets permitted the Pelicans to make 38 of 89 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 42.7% in the game. They finished shooting 22.2% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 6 of 27 and finished the game at 29 out of 39 from the charity stripe (74.4%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Brooklyn permitted New Orleans to pull down 40 in total (17 offensive).
Kyrie Irving ended up being a major contributor for the Nets for this contest. He made 7 out of 14 for the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and had 2 rebounds. Irving totaled 24 points in his 30:06 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 6 dimes for the matchup. One more player who came through for Brooklyn was LaMarcus Aldridge. He accumulated 2 dimes in his 22:41 minutes played, and he put in 8 out of 12 from the floor. Aldridge walked away from this one going 66.7% from the floor while earning 22 points and 3 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 36-16 so far this season. The Nets commit 19.1 personal fouls per game and they hit 80.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.8 times per game (4th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.7 times per game. Brooklyn has tallied 6,189 points for the campaign (119.0 per contest) and they grab 44.3 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Nets are hitting on 49.4% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in the league. The Nets on defense are ranked 25th in basketball in points given up per game with 114.2. The Brooklyn defense gives up 36.3% on three-point shots (670 of 1,845) and their opponents are knocking down 77.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 24.5 assists and 42.3 boards per game, which ranks them 13th and 8th in basketball. They are forcing 12.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-12)
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