Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 1/30/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, January 30, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-1)
The Los Angeles Lakers are on their way to Barclays Center on Monday where they will compete against the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn opens this matchup as 1-point dogs. The betting total is set at 228.
The Lakers faced off with the Celtics and went home with a loss by a final score of 125-121 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Lakers ended up walking away with 23 while the Celtics finished the game with 22 personal fouls. They knocked down 13 of their 40 tries from long range. Boston ended up shooting 87.2% at the charity stripe by burying 34 of their 39 tries. Furthermore, Boston pulled down 46 rebounds (7 offensive, 39 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Boston recorded 18 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. In relation to defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 46.4% from the floor on 39 of 84 shooting. They also recorded 30 assists for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Concerning getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 47 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Lakers converted 15 of 20 tries for a rate of 75.0%. Los Angeles finished the contest having earned a 44.8% FG percentage (47 out of 105) and knocked down 12 of 42 3-point attempts.
LeBron James is one player who was a major factor for the game. He was able to score 41 points on 15 of 30 shooting. He played for 44 minutes played and also pulled down 9 boards. James ended up shooting 50.0% from the field and totaled 8 dimes.
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Los Angeles will play this game with a win-loss record of 23-27 so far this year. They currently have an average of 117.1 points per game (5th in the league) while hitting 48.2% from the field. The Lakers are shooting 33.6% on shots from 3-point land (526 of 1,565) and 78.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling in 44.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,248 dimes so far this year, which is 13th in the league in terms of passing. They cough up possession 14.1 times per game and as a team are committing 18.6 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Lakers are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.2 fouls. They are giving up 34.7% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 27th in the NBA in opponents points per game (118.1). The Lakers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.2% (2,213 of 4,684) and they surrender 45.6 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 19th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,280 relinquished on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Nets took home the win by a final score of 122-115 against the Knicks. The Nets earned 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 35 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 5 steals for this game. The Knicks committed 14 personal fouls for the contest which took the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 14 shots. They were able to make 8 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 57.1%. When talking about shooting from distance, Brooklyn converted 22 of their 40 tries (55.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Nets shot 46 for 87 from the field which had them sitting at 52.9%. The Nets permitted the Knicks to make 45 of their 88 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.1% in this contest. They finished 35.7% from beyond the arc by shooting 10 of 28 and finished the game at 15 of 19 from the charity stripe (78.9%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Brooklyn allowed New York to get 45 in all (14 offensive).
Kyrie Irving pitched in for the Nets for the game. Irving racked up 32 points in his 41 mins on the hardwood and had 9 dimes for the matchup. He made 12 out of 27 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and had 6 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 30-19 this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nets are shooting 51.0% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in basketball. Brooklyn has tallied 5,607 pts so far this season (114.4 per game) and they snag 40.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 26.4 times per game (7th in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.6 times per game. The Nets commit 21.9 fouls per game and they go 78.6% from the free throw line.
The Nets defensively are ranked 6th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 111.7. They are forcing 14.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.4% from the floor (3rd in the league). The Brooklyn defense surrenders 36.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (589 of 1,602) and opponents are making 77.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 23.1 dimes and 43.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 4th and 16th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-1)
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