One of the most intriguing NBA games scheduled for Sunday, November 13, will be played in Los Angeles, so make sure you don’t miss out on the best Nets vs. Lakers betting pick and odds.
Brooklyn is searching for the third straight victory when they meet Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena. The Nets are -2.5 favorites on WynnBet NY Sportsbook, while the total is set at 218.5 points. These inter-conference rivals have faced twice last season and each time, the visiting team got away with a win.
Nets opened a road trip with a win in L.A.
The Brooklyn Nets (6-7, 5-7-1 ATS) successfully opened a four-game road trip in the West with a 110-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. It was the fourth victory in five games for the Nets, who are looking rejuvenated after Steve Nash’s departure, and it seems that Jacque Vaughn knows what he’s doing and Brooklyn didn’t make a mistake by appointing him as head coach. It was a pretty tied game against the Clippers on Saturday, but the Nets broke the tie midway through the fourth quarter.
They kept the Clippers to 40.0% from the floor and forced 18 turnovers while committing 13 on the other end. Seth Curry decided this tilt with four consecutive triples late on and finished with 23 points. Kevin Durant led the Nets with 27 points, six rebounds, two steals, and two blocks, while Nic Claxton posted a double-double of 13 points and team-high 14 boards, along with a game-high three blocks.
PG Kyrie Irving (suspension), PF T.J. Warren (foot), and SG Yuta Watanabe (ankle) are out and will not play on Sunday against the Lakers.
Lakers lost five in a row
The Los Angeles Lakers (2-10, 2-10-0 ATS) now have the worst record and ATS betting record in the entire NBA after suffering five consecutive defeats. They opened a four-game home stand with a 120-114 loss to the divisional foes Sacramento Kings. LeBron James missed the second of the last three games and his absence was evident on the floor.
Anthony Davis led the Lakers with a double-double of 24 points and game-high 14 rebounds, along with game-high three blocks and two steals. Russell Westbrook recorded a double-double of 21 points and team-high 11 assists, and added four assists, while Austin Reaves and Lonnie Walker scored 19 points apiece.
SF LeBron James was held out of the previous game due to a left groin injury, and it is unlikely that he will suit up Sunday versus the Nets. At the moment, he is listed as doubtful. PG Dennis Schroder (thumb) and C Thomas Bryant (thumb) are out indefinitely.
4-0-1 ATS in the last five games overall 4-1-1 ATS in the last six road games vs. a team with a home winning percentage of less than .400
2-5 ATS in the last seven home games 0-5 ATS in the last five games overall 2-10 ATS in the last 12 games vs. a team with a losing straight-up record
Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Pick
Brooklyn is on the rise and even though they are playing the second of a back-to-back set, the Nets are favorites to beat the struggling Lakers on Sunday. The Lakers would have a chance to beat the Nets here, but without James, it’s going to be very hard. I am impressed with the way the Nets are playing defense this year as they belong to the top 10 in that regard, while the Lakers are 24th in that segment with 116.4 points allowed per game. Also, the Nets have a better offense that is scoring 110.7 ppg, while the Lakers are averaging 108.3 ppg. Kevin Durant scored 26+ points in each game this season and he’s a player to watch in this one.
Pick: Take the Nets at -2.5 (-110)
The Total Pick
The Lakers are perhaps the 2nd in the league when it comes to pace, but they are dead last in offensive rating with 104.9 points per 100 possession. Brooklyn is average in both offensive and defensive ratings and given they kept the opponents to 96 or fewer points in each of their last five games, I expect to see a low-scoring affair here. Under is 17-8-1 in the last 26 H2H meetings; Under is 7-0 in the Nets’ previous six overall, Under is 5-0 in Brooklyn’s last five road games, while Under is 4-1 in the Lakers’ previous five vs. a team with a losing straight-up record.
Pick: Go Under 218.5 points (-110)