Nets vs Lakers Picks, Spread and Prediction

Date/Time: 02-18-2021, 22:00 EDT Spread: Los Angeles Lakers -2.5 Total: +237

The Lakers have a 22-7 record (14-15 ATS, 11-18 O/U) and are second in the West. They are 8-1 in their last 9 and in their last game they defeated Minnesota on the road by 112-104, beating the odds. They have gone over the 238 total only twice this season. Their defense has been down to 114.1 ppg in their last six games.

The Nets have an 18-12 record (14-16 ATS, 22-8 O/U) and are second in the East. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they defeated Phoenix on the road by 128-124, beating the odds. Over 238 is 8-3 in their last 11 games and they have an average total of 254.6 in their last 3.

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Both teams were tied 1-1 wins last season, with each team winning on the road. Lakers won by 113-128 and Nets by 102-104. Under 4-1 in their last 5 meetings. Lakers are 9-4 at home, while the Nets are 7-7 on the road. Lakers have an average total of 218.8 and Nets 239.6.

I’m going to pick over +237 today as the Nets have been pushing every team they face to play on a higher tempo.

Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction: Over +237 (-112)

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