Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/18/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/18/2021 – An exciting and important non-conference game is all set to take place between two top teams at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Brooklyn Nets will hit the road in this game to square-off against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Nets have secured the second spot in the Eastern Conference play as they overtook the Milwaukee Bucks. The Brooklyn Nets are now behind the 76ers in the top spot. Los Angeles Lakers are holding the same second spot in the Western Conference play. The Lakers are behind the Utah Jazz in the top spot. The NBA expert picks are up and running as these teams battle in an entertaining game.
Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/18/2021
Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/18/2021 Betting Odds
Brooklyn Nets Betting
The Brooklyn Nets are now holding an 18-12 record on the season and they are six games ahead of the .500 mark. The Nets will enter this game riding a four-game winning streak. In their last battle, Brooklyn came-off a neat victory against the Phoenix Suns with a final score of 128-124. The Nets did well despite Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. James Harden tossed in a team-high of 38 points along with 11 assists. Joe Harries was the other player that contributed four rebounds and 22 points in their success.
Players to watch: K. Durant PF 19 GP 18 GS 35.7 MIN 29 PTS 0.4 OR 6.9 DR 7.3 REB 5.3 AST 0.7 STL 1.4 BLK 3.5 TO 2.3 PF 1.5 AST/TO 25.16 PER
K. Irving PG 20 GP 20 GS 35.4 MIN 28.3 PTS 0.9 OR 3.7 DR 4.6 REB 5.7 AST 1.1 STL 0.8 BLK 2.4 TO 3 PF 2.4 AST/TO 25.4 PER
J. Harden SG * 16 GP 16 GS 38.3 MIN 24.3 PTS 0.8 OR 7.6 DR 8.4 REB 11.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.8 BLK 4.3 TO 2.6 PF 2.7 AST/TO 24.97 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers are holding a 22-7 record on the season and they are way ahead of the .500 mark. The Lakers are ahead of the Clippers in the third spot and they are keen on knocking out Utah Jazz in the first. In their last game, the Lakers defeated Minnesota Timberwolves with ease when they scored 112 and gave up 104. Out of the last 10 games, the World Champions have won eight and they are just 1.5 games behind the Jazz. LeBron James tossed in 30 points with seven assists and 13 boards while Dennis Schroder tossed in 24 points in their success.
Players to watch: L. James SF 29 GP 29 GS 34.7 MIN 25.7 PTS 0.6 OR 7.6 DR 8.2 REB 7.9 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 3.7 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.25 PER
A. Davis PF 23 GP 23 GS 32.8 MIN 22.5 PTS 2 OR 6.3 DR 8.4 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 1.8 BLK 2 TO 1.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 24.75 PER
D. Schroder PG 29 GP 29 GS 31.1 MIN 14.2 PTS 0.6 OR 3 DR 3.6 REB 4.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 2.2 TO 2.7 PF 1.9 AST/TO 12.68 PER.
Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/18/2021 Betting Numbers
Brooklyn are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
Kevin Durant SF Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James SF Undisclosed is probable Thursday vs Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
Los Angeles Lakers are strong, but they are dealing with injured players this season. The Lakers will not stand a chance with their key players as the Nets are keen on remaining on their second spot. The NBA online predictions are in favor of the Nets to win this game.
Moneyline: The ML that is out for the Nets is +115 and the ML for the Lakers is -138.
ATS: The spread allocated for Brooklyn is +2.5 (-111) and the spread allocated for the Lakers is -2.5 (-111).
TOTALs: Look for the total to go over 237.5 (-110) for Brooklyn and the same to go under for the Lakers.
Score Prediction: 121 – 117 Nets