Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game on NBA TV. The Lakers look to recover following a tough loss at Boston as they take on the Nets in what will be the 2nd meeting between the two teams this season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
When the schedule came out a lot of NBA fans circled this game as a must watch on their calendars, but unfortunately for us both teams will be shorthanded due to injuries. Kevin Durant is expected back after the all-star break most likely, while Ben Simmons and T.J. Warren are two more players who are questionable here.
That shouldn’t put a dent into the Nets’ hopes here though, as they still have a healthy Kyrie Irving on the team. They’ve won 3 of their last 5 games and come into this one after a big win over the Knicks at home. They also hold a 12-4 SU record in their last 16 home games, plus vs Western Conference opponents they’ve covered the spread 8 times in their last 11 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA will be without their two best players in Lebron James and Anthony Davis here. James sits out following a controversial ending in Boston, while Davis is still working his way back from injury and doesn’t want to ramp up production too soon and get re-injured. It will be up to Russell Westbrook and the rest of the Lakers to carry the load here, this team is 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, successfully covering the spread in 5 straight vs Eastern Conference opponents.
Lonnie Walker IV could return to the line-up, that would be a much needed offensive boost for an otherwise limited roster. LA has had it’s fair share of issues vs teams from the Atlantic Division failing to cover the spread in their last 5 such games. They did win the first meeting of the season between the two teams by 13 points at Crypto.com Arena, however both teams were doing much better on the injury front in that game.
Both teams are shorthanded, but in the end home court advantage should give the Nets the edge here. Kyrie Irving will be ready to drop another 30+ points here, the Lakers don’t have an answer for him. Take the home team to cover.
Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions & Odds
Although only 219 points were scored in the first game of the season between them, I think it’ll be a completely different story in tonight’s game. The Lakers are still a top 5 team in pace of play, playing a team like the Nets on the road doesn’t leave much room for error so they’ll look to push the tempo here. Russell Westbrook will be a spark off the bench, I expect his minutes to go up significantly here with both AD and Lebron out.
The Lakers have seen more than 230 points in 4 of their last 5 games, while for the Nets this has happened in 4 straight regardless if they are at home or on the road. Brooklyn also ranks 4th in offensive efficiency, despite not having had Durant for a decent chunk of games since the new year started. The defensively challenged Lakers will not be able to stop them, so let’s back the over.