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Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/19/24 NBA Betting Picks

Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/19/24As the NBA season intensifies, another captivating matchup awaits on Friday between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers: 16-23 for Brooklyn against 20-21 for LA – making for an exciting contest that will delight both fans and bettors looking for free basketball picks today.

When:Friday, January 19, 2024, at 10:30 PM ET
Where:Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
TV:SportsNet LA
Stream:NBA League Pass

Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/19/24
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Mikal Bridges (SF) vs. Anthony Davis (PF)

Mikal Bridges has been an impressive performer this season with the Brooklyn Nets. Averaging an average of 34.8 minutes on court per game and scoring 21.4 points while also managing to contribute 4.4 defensive rebounds per game on defense, Bridges has proven his worth as a versatile performer for their small forward position. Unfortunately however, an average turnover rate of 2.4 has indicated some potential issues regarding ball handling abilities that could prove costly in high stakes games like these.

Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers has been nothing short of spectacular this season. Playing as a power forward, Davis averages 36.2 minutes per game while contributing 25.1 points and 12.2 rebounds on an impressive clip while his defense features 2.5 blocks per game making him a formidable presence on court. One of Davis’ strengths lies in his ability to dominate both ends of the court; however, his higher foul rate of 2.6 may pose problems when facing off against fast-paced teams like Brooklyn Nets.

Bridges and Davis battle it out on the court in an epic showdown that pits agility against power. Bridges’ quick movements and scoring ability will test Davis’ defensive capabilities while Davis’ physicality may cause issues for Bridges on defense. Their individual performances could sway this tightly contested matchup.

Brooklyn Nets: Shooting Stars

The Nets have displayed an effective offensive game this season, averaging 114.1 points per game with a field goal percentage of 45.6% and shooting 13.5 three-pointers on average per game – both impressive numbers. Their defense on the road has not been as consistent, as evidenced by their 7-12 record against the spread on road games; this may play an integral role in their matchup against the Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers: Dominating the Paint

The Lakers, similar to the Nets in terms of average points per game, have excelled at field goal percentage at 48.7%. Led by Davis, their strength lies within their inside game; as evidenced by an average of 18.7 free throws made per game– the highest in league. Their aggressive playstyle may explain their record against the spread on road games which stands at 8-12 against spread– a potential factor against Brooklyn Nets.

NBA Betting Odds: TBD, Over/Under: TBD

As betting odds for this game have yet to be set, bettors should keep an eye on how the lines develop – keeping in mind the Lakers’ strong home performance and Nets’ road woes could play an instrumental role in setting them.


Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends

Nets are 1-4 in their last 5 games.
Brooklyn Nets are 1-3 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Nets are 7-12 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Nets’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 12 of Nets’ 20 last games at home.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends

Lakers are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Lakers are 8-12 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Lakers’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 7 of Lakers’ 22 last games at home.


Brooklyn Nets

Ben Simmons PG Is out indefinitely, Hip
Mikal Bridges SF Injured last game, is probable Friday vs LA Lakers, Leg
Day’Ron Sharpe PF Is out indefinitely, Knee
Dariq Whitehead SF Is “?” Friday vs LA Lakers, Foot

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Is “?” Friday vs Brooklyn, Ankle
Anthony Davis PF Is probable Friday vs Brooklyn, Achilles
Cam Reddish SG Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Brooklyn, Knee
Gabe Vincent PG Is out indefinitely, Knee

Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

Based on recent form and overall season performance, this game should be tightly contested. The key for the Nets will be their ability to fend off Anthony Davis and counter their strong inside game while on the other side the Lakers must stop Nets three-point shooting power.

Betting-wise, the Lakers should hold an advantage due to their home court advantage and improved recent form. Prop bets could focus on individual performances of Bridges and Davis; in terms of over/under betting, both teams’ tendency toward high scoring games could make betting on the over wise decision.

For those looking for the best betting website online, ensure to compare odds and lines as they fluctuate leading up to the game. Remember, in betting, informed decisions based on current trends and team performances are key to success. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Lakers 118, Nets 112.