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LeBron James leads the Los Angeles Lakers (22-7) into a matchup with the Brooklyn Nets (18-12) after scoring 30 points in an 112-104 win over the Timberwolves. The Lakers are 2.5-point favorites in the matchup on Thursday, February 18, 2021, which tips off at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The matchup has an over/under set at 232 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of February 18, 2021, 12:06 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Nets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 18

Lakers:
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle),
Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
Kostas Antetokounmpo: Out (Knee)

Nets:
Kyrie Irving: Day To Day (Back),
Kevin Durant: Out (Hamstring),
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot: Day To Day (Knee),
Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL),
Iman Shumpert: Out (Left Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (-2.5)
Total Pick Under (232)
Prediction Lakers 117, Nets 112

The model projects the Lakers to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by slightly more points (5.1 to 2.5).

In this matchup, the model projects a total (229.1 points) slightly lower than the DraftKings over/under (232 points).

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Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 29 25.7 8.1 7.9 1.0 0.5 2.5
Anthony Davis 23 22.5 8.4 3.0 1.4 1.8 0.7
Dennis Schroder 29 14.3 3.6 4.3 0.9 0.2 1.0
Montrezl Harrell 29 13.3 6.3 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.0
Kyle Kuzma 29 10.8 6.1 1.1 0.3 0.7 1.7

Lakers Player Props

  • James’ PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 45.5, 3.8 greater than his season average of 41.7.
  • Anthony Davis’ rebounding prop total for the contest is listed at 8.5 rebounds, 0.1 rebounds higher than his season average of 8.4.
  • James’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
  • Davis’ blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 1.8.

Nets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kevin Durant 19 29.0 7.3 5.2 0.7 1.4 2.6
Kyrie Irving 20 28.3 4.6 5.7 1.1 0.8 3.1
James Harden 24 24.5 7.3 11.3 1.0 0.8 3.0
Joe Harris 30 14.9 3.5 1.9 0.5 0.2 3.3
Jeff Green 30 9.7 3.7 1.4 0.7 0.3 1.6

Nets Player Props

  • James Harden’s assists prop over/under for the contest is posted at 9.5 assists, 1.8 assists less than his season average of 11.3.
  • Kevin Durant’s points prop total for the contest is set at 27.5, 1.5 points less than his season average of 29.0.
  • Joe Harris’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots higher than his season average of 3.3.
  • Kyrie Irving’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 steals greater than his season average of 1.1.

Shooting Trends

  • The Lakers are shooting 48.7% from the field this season, 1.9 percentage points higher than the 46.8% the Nets allow to opponents.
  • Los Angeles is 10-9 against the spread and 14-5 overall when it shoots better than 46.8% from the field.
  • Brooklyn has a 10-9 record against the spread and a 14-5 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 48.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Nets have shot at a 50.2% rate from the field this season, 5.3 percentage points higher than the 44.9% shooting opponents of the Lakers have averaged.
  • Brooklyn has put together a 12-12 record against the spread and a 16-8 straight up record in games it shoots better than 44.9% from the field.
  • When Los Angeles’ opponents shoot greater than 50.2% from the field, it is 13-13 against the spread and 20-6 overall.
  • The Lakers’ 36.1% three-point shooting percentage this season is just 0.3 percentage points lower than opponents of the Nets have shot from beyond the arc (36.4%).
  • Los Angeles is 8-5 against the spread and 11-2 overall when it shoots better than 36.4% from distance.
  • Brooklyn has put up a 7-6 against the spread while going 9-4 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 36.1% from deep.
  • The Nets are knocking down 40.7% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is 5.9 percentage points higher than the 34.8% the Lakers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Brooklyn is 12-11 ATS and 15-8 overall when the team makes more than 34.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles has an 11-13 ATS record and an 18-6 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 40.7% from three-point distance.
  • The Lakers’ 10.9 made three-pointers per game this season is 4.2 fewer made shots on average than the 15.1 per game the Nets give up.
  • When Brooklyn makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 10-11 against the spread and 13-8 overall. When Los Angeles is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 5-10 ATS and 8-7 straight up.
  • The Lakers rank 26th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Nets give up the 12th-fewest made threes in the league.

Lakers vs Nets Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Nets AVG Nets Rank
16th 112.9 Points Scored 121.7 1st
2nd 105.8 Points Allowed 117.9 28th
8th 45.4 Rebounds 43.9 25th
19th 9.6 Off. Rebounds 8.3 27th
26th 10.9 3pt Made 15.1 5th
16th 24.9 Assists 27.2 4th
24th 14.5 Turnovers 14.6 26th

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