NBA Picks: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets
Kobe Bryant has averaged just 16.5 points in his last four games, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks Feb. 5, as the Los Angeles Lakers (22-26) take on the Brooklyn Nets (28-19) at the Barclays Center.
Sports bettors will find that the Lakers are 3.5-point road underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total is 195 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this nonconference affair from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction on the total along the way.
Los Angeles Lakers
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The Los Angeles Lakers have won five of their last six games, including a 98-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons as three-point road favorites last Sunday.
Sports bettors will find that the Lakers are 0-5 against the spread as road underdogs of 3.5 to six points this season, with the OVER cashing in all five of those contests.
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The Brooklyn Nets have compiled a solid 18-8 home record this season, which includes a 93-89 victory over the Chicago Bulls as five-point home favorites last on Feb. 1.
Sports bettors will find that the favorite is 0-4 against the spread in the last four meetings in this series, while the UNDER is on a 6-0-1 run when these two teams meet up.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their sports betting picks Feb 5., as the OVER is 10-4 in the Nets last 14 games when playing on three or more days rest, while the Lakers have gone above the number in 10 of their last 12 road games versus a team with a winning home record.
NBA Pick: Over 195