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Dan Hunter 18 Feb 2021
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Brooklyn Nets @ LA Lakers Tips


The Brooklyn Nets will make the long journey to LA to take on the Lakers at the Staples Center on Friday. This will be the first meeting between Brooklyn and Los Angeles this season. 

The Nets are enjoying a four-match winning streak, and are fresh off an upset win over the Phoenix Suns. However, the Lakers have lost just once in nine games, and when a team has players players of the caliber of LeBron James and Anthon Davis in form and performing for them, it’s wise not to bet against them, especially at home. 

While Los Angeles are a solid 9-4 at home, Brooklyn are a poor 7-7 on the road. Therefore I’m picking the Lakers to win this game by a ten point minimum.  

  • Lakers are top of Pacific Division 
  • Lakers 2nd in Western Conference
  • Nets 2nd in Atlantic Division 
  • Nets 2nd in Eastern Conference 

Head to Head 


The Brooklyn Nets and the LA Lakers have played each other 91 times, and the Lakers currently lead their head-to-head 65-26. However, their last six meetings have been evenly matched, with both teams winning three games. In their most recent meeting in March of 2020 the Nets won by a razor this margin of 104-102.

Brooklyn Nets Form


The Nets are second in the Atlantic Division behind the Philadelphia 76ers, and third in the Eastern Conference, behind leaders Philadelphia and the Milwaukee Bucks. 

Brooklyn have won 18 games and lost 12 for a .600 average. The Nets have been gradually improving their win percentage in a bid to improve their chances of a post regular season playoff spot. Wednesday’s win over Phoenix was their fourth straight. 

The Nets have now won their last four matches on the bounce; on Wednesday Brooklyn surprised a lot of people – not least the bookies – with their upset win over the Phoenix Suns 128-124. Standout players for Brooklyn this season have been Kevin Durant with a 29-point average, Joe Harris, Kyrie Irving and James Harden.

LA Lakers Form


The Lakers are currently top of the Pacific Division, ahead of city rivals the LA Clippers. The Lakers record of 22 wins against 7 defeats gives them a .759 average, 2nd only to the Utah Jazz in the NBA. 

On Monday the Lakers seven-match winning streak came to an end when they were well beaten by Denver 122-105. 

Typical of Los Angeles this season, they didn’t get down about the result and go into a slump – they bounced straight back with a win over Minnesota on Wednesday 112-104, with LeBron James hitting 30 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. 

The Lakers are the reigning NBA champions, and while the Utah Jazz have outshone them during the regular season, one wouldn’t back against the Lakers and their roster of great players going all the way again this season. 

Brooklyn Nets @ LA Lakers FAQ

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Brooklyn Nets @ LA Lakers takes place at 2:05 PM (AEDT) on Friday, February 19.

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Verdict

Brooklyn are an improved team of late, and they have the players to hurt anyone. However, the Nets are poor on the road, with as many defeats as wins. The Lakers are solid at the Staples Center, and big time players like LeBron James hate to lose before home fans, no matter how few.
 
Expect a competitive match that the Lakers will slowly start to dominate, eventually winning decisively by a ten-point minimum, with LeBron James grabbing at least 30 points.

Best Bet: Lakers Winner @-135.14 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Over 236.5 Total Points @-109.89 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Lakers by 6+ Winning Margin @115.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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