Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2021 Odds Picks and Previews

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Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers 12-25-2021 Odds Picks and Previews

Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2021 – Christmas day has always been one of the most marked dates in the NBA calendar as it features marquee matchups. The Brooklyn Nets are set to go on the road and take on the Los Angeles Lakers this coming Sunday, December 25 and it will be at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. ABC Sports is assigned to cover the game live on television and the coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can also enjoy the game via an online live stream. With the number of players unavailable for the Brooklyn Nets, NBA game odds have the struggling Los Angeles Lakers winning this encounter.

Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2021

When: December 25, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: ABC
Stream: NBA League Pass

Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Brooklyn Nets +1.5 (-111) 238.5 o (-110) +103
Los Angeles Lakers -1.5 (-111) 238.5 u (-110) -123
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Brooklyn Nets Betting

The Brooklyn Nets were on a four-game winning streak and it got snapped by the lowly Orlando Magic during their most recent match, 93-100. They are still on top of the NBA Eastern Conference standings with their record at 21-9 and still hold a 1.5 game lead over the trailing Chicago Bulls. With no James Harden and Kevin Durant, Patty Mills was the teamโ€™s top scorer with 23 points, six rebounds and five assists while David Duke Jr chipped in with 18 points and 14 boards. Blake Griffin looked vintage as he started at the center position finishing with 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Players to watch: K. Durant PF 27 GP 27 GS 37 MIN 29.7 PTS 0.5 OR 7.4 DR 7.9 REB 5.9 AST 0.6 STL 0.9 BLK 3.2 TO 1.8 PF 1.8 AST/TO 26.06 PER

J. Harden SG 26 GP 26 GS 36.2 MIN 20.8 PTS 0.9 OR 7 DR 7.9 REB 9.6 AST 1.4 STL 0.7 BLK 5 TO 2.4 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.05 PER

L. Aldridge C 25 GP 8 GS 23.6 MIN 14 PTS 1.4 OR 4.3 DR 5.7 REB 0.9 AST 0.4 STL 1.2 BLK 0.8 TO 1.7 PF 1.2 AST/TO 21.56 PER.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers are now on a four-game losing streak and their record has slipped to 16-17. Lakers are still placed 6th in the NBA Western Conference with the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets out to overtake them if they lose this game. Among the teams that defeated them in the skid were the Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns and the most recent was a blowout loss against the San Antonio Spurs, 110-138. This team will be playing without Anthony Davis for more than a month and will now heavily rely on LeBron James to carry a heavy load.

Players to Watch: L. James SF 21 GP 21 GS 36.9 MIN 26.8 PTS 0.7 OR 6 DR 6.7 REB 6.5 AST 1.7 STL 1 BLK 3.6 TO 2.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 24.68 PER

A. Davis PF 27 GP 27 GS 35.4 MIN 23.3 PTS 2.7 OR 7.1 DR 9.9 REB 2.9 AST 1.2 STL 2 BLK 2.2 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 23.93 PER

R. Westbrook PG 33 GP 33 GS 36 MIN 19.8 PTS 1.2 OR 6.5 DR 7.8 REB 8 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 4.6 TO 3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 16.42 PER.

Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Brooklyn Nets

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brooklyn’s last 9 games.
Brooklyn are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Brooklyn are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against LA Lakers.
Nets are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against LA Lakers.
Brooklyn are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Brooklyn are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
Nets are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Brooklyn are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 9 games.
Los Angeles Lakers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 7 games against Brooklyn.
Los Angeles Lakers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games at home.
Los Angeles Lakers are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games when playing at home against Brooklyn.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Lakers’ last 11 games this season.
Los Angeles Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Los Angeles Lakers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 9 games played in December.

Injuries

Brooklyn Nets

LaMarcus Aldridge PF COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs LA Lakers
Paul Millsap PF Quarantine is upgraded to probable Saturday vs LA Lakers
Kevin Durant SF COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs LA Lakers
James Harden SG COVID-19 is upgraded to probable Saturday vs LA Lakers
James Johnson SF COVID-19 is upgraded to probable Saturday vs LA Lakers
Blake Griffin PF Knee is probable Saturday vs LA Lakers
Kyrie Irving PG Conditioning is out indefinitely
Joe Harris SG Ankle is out indefinitely

Los Angeles Lakers

Trevor Ariza SF COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Brooklyn
Avery Bradley SG COVID-19 is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Brooklyn
Anthony Davis PF MCL is out indefinitely
Kent Bazemore SG COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Brooklyn
Malik Monk SG COVID-19 is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Brooklyn
Kendrick Nunn PG Knee is out indefinitely
Austin Reaves SG COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Brooklyn

Head-to-Head
Brooklyn Nets Los Angeles Lakers
13-17-0 Against the Spread 12-21-2
13-17-0 Straight Up 16-16-1
110 Points per Game 110
106 Points Allowed per Game 112
46.41 Offensive FG% 46.22
81.59 Offensive FT% 71.87
35.34 Offensive 3PT% 34.53
42.93 Defensive FG% 44.48
79.55 Defensive FT% 74.57
31 Defensive 3PT% 33.71

Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers have their core players intact and that is why the top online sportsbook picks them as the safer pick in this holiday matchup. Unfortunately, the Brooklyn Nets looked lost in their last game and they would not withstand the Lakers star power.

Moneyline: The Lakers at their home court is given an ML of -123 while the Nets are +103 if they pull an upset win.

ATS: It is just 1.5 points between both teams across the spread with the Lakers getting the -1.5 while the Nets are +1.5.

TOTALs: 238.5 is the total set for this matchup with the Nets seen as the team going over while the Lakers are under.

Score Prediction: 109 – 98, Lakers