The 22-26 LA Lakers continue their long east coast road trip as they pay a visit to the 28-19 Brooklyn Nets in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Brooklyn is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds from this game will come out on Tuesday afternoon as Dwight Howard is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury.
The teams met back on November 20th with the Lakers posting the 95-90 home win as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 207 ½ points. Trend: Brooklyn Nets are 4-0 ATS in their past four games with the LA Lakers.
The Lakers are 7-16 on the road this season. They pick up their second straight win and fifth win in six games after a 98-97 road victory on Sunday afternoon to the Detroit Pistons as a -3 point betting favorite. The total came in at under 201 ½ points.
LA nearly blows an 18 point lead as the Pistons miss a game winning shot at the buzzer. The team shoots 47% and hit son 6 of 20 from three. They pull down 6 less boards than Detroit and allowed the Pistons 44.6% shooting. With no Dwight Howard in the lineup Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 23 points and 10 rebounds in 40 minutes on 10 of 18 shooting. LA has held four of their past six opponents under 100 points as they try to improve defensively.
The Nets are 18-8 on their home court. Brooklyn rebounds from a 20 home loss to Miami with a 93-89 home win on Friday to the Chicago Bulls as a -5 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 180 ½ points. Brooklyn hits on 52% of their shots and 45.5% from three against a very good defensive team in the Bulls. They crushed Chicago on the glass by a 40-29 margin. Brook Lopez had 20 points on 9 of 16 shooting. Defensively the Nets allow opponents 46.2% shooting ranking 25th in the NBA.