NBA Betting Predictions: New Jersey Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers
Tonight the Los Angeles Lakers look for their eighth straight win over the visiting New Jersey nets, who also look to extend their longest winning streak in over a year. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Lakers as -450 favorites giving up -8 ½ points to the Nets.
The LA Lakers on Sunday won at home 120-112 against the Golden State Warriors , however in the win they lost Andrew Bynum to a sprained ankle in the first quarter. The Lakers are saying it is not serious and how he will not miss any games knowing what he means on both ends of the court to them.Against the Warriors the Lakers shot great putting up 53.7% from the paint and hitting a whopping 10 out of 19 three-point shot.
Kobe Bryant led the matchup in scoring putting up 40 points on 16-28 shooting from the field, hit all three of his shots from a far, and made 5 assists. Pau Gasol played great shooting 11 for 17 from the floor with a total of 26 points and tied his own teammate Troy Murphy for a game high 11 rebounds. Murphy off the bench notched 8 points to go with his 11 rebounds.
The New Jersey nets got their third consecutive win in a 111-99 victory on the road against the Sacramento Kings. Having 20 turnovers themselves it did not come easy, but made their victory possible with good shooting hitting 46.7% from the floor, and knocking 10 out of 28 three-point shots.
Anthony Morrow led the matchup in scoring for the Nets with 24 points while grabbing 5 rebounds and a steal. PG Derron Williams had a mosnter game with 19 points, serving 15 dimes, and grabbing 3 steals. Gerald Wallace had a very good game with 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a blocked shot. Kris Humphries, and Johan Petro both put up double digit points, with Humprhries grabbing 12 boards.
NBA Betting Predictions: If the New Jersey Nets were to grab a win this year against the LA Lakers tonight would have to be the night , with them playing great ball as of late. However going on the road against a hot Lakers team , where Kobe Bryant just came off a 40 point performance is going to be tough to say the least. I look for the Lakers to win this one but I like the Nets at +8 ½.
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