The NBA is back in action on Tuesday as the Los Angeles Lakers will clash with the Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers are heading into this game after a 128-110 loss against the Wizards away. On the other side, the Nets beat the Hawks with a score of 144-127.
Los Angeles Lakers Form
The Lakers have a slight drop of form. Their record in the last 3 games stands at 1-2. They were well beaten by the Wizards in their last game. They were not able to get closer than 15 points in the second half. Therefore, they were not able to resist the dominant Wizards.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Lakers with 25 points off the bench in the loss.
On the offensive side of the game, the Lakers are on the 9th spot in the league. Their record stands at 113.4 points per game. They also have 46.1 boards per game combined with 24.2 assists per game.
The Lakers are on the 18th place in the league in scoring defence. They concede an average of 111.6 points per night. LeBron James leads Los Angeles with 27.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and seven assists per game. Also, Kyle Kuzma is rapidly improving. He enjoys a solid 18.1 points per game.
Brooklyn Nets Form
The Nets are heading into this clash after a solid win against the Haws. They showed superior performance against a struggling team. Moreover, they have now 4 wins in a row and will be gunning for more.
Therefore, they will aim to keep the momentum against a solid Lakers team.
D’Angelo Russell led eight Nets in the win against the Hawks with 32 points, six rebounds and seven assists.
On the offensive side of the game, the Nets are placed on the 14th spot in the league. Furthermore, they have an average of 111 points per game. They also have a record o 45 rebounds per game.
Brooklyn is on the 23rd place in the league in scoring defence as they allow 111.8 points a game.
Caris LeVert leads the team with 18.4 points per game in the first third of the season.
The Nets are dominant right now as they have 4 wins in a row. However, they are facing a strong Lakers team that will aim to bounce back after the last defeat.
Nevertheless, Their defence is not as strong as their attack. That was seen in the win against the poor Atlanta team. In this game, the Nets allowed 127 points. Therefore, I think that the Lakers attack led by LeBron will be too hard to stop.
Go for the Lakers in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets on 12/18/2018
is: Take the Los Angeles Lakers – 135 (money line)
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