Nothing seems to be going right for the Los Angeles Lakers (2-10) this season, and their prospects for picking up a win don’t look much better on Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets (6-7). After a rough start to the season, Brooklyn has played well for new head coach Jacque Vaughn. The Nets are 4-2 under Vaughn since letting go of Steve Nash following a 2-5 start. The two teams split their two meetings last season, but Kevin Durant wasn’t available for Brooklyn in either.

Tip-off from Crypto.com Arena is set for 9:30 p.m. ET. Brooklyn is favored by 4.5 points in the latest Lakers vs. Nets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 218.5. Before entering any Nets vs. Lakers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four seasons. The model enters Week 4 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 97-66 roll on all top-rated NBA picks that dates back to last season, returning more than $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Nets. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Lakers vs. Nets:

  • Lakers vs. Nets spread: Lakers +4.5
  • Lakers vs. Nets over/under: 218.5 points
  • Lakers vs. Nets money line: Los Angeles +162, Brooklyn -195
  • Lakers vs. Nets picks: See picks here

Featured Game | Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets

What you need to know about the Lakers

Los Angeles was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap this past Friday as the Lakers fell 120-114 to the Sacramento Kings. The Lakers got a solid performance out of center Anthony Davis, who posted a double-double with 24 points and 14 boards in addition to three blocks. Russell Westbrook came off the bench to score 21 points, and made 4-of-7 3-pointers.

The Lakers have also received solid production from Austin Reaves off the bench over the last three games. Reaves has averaged 12.7 points and six rebounds during that time frame. He’ll need to keep it up on Sunday, as the Lakers will be without LeBron James (adductor) for another game. 

What you need to know about the Nets

Brooklyn’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday ended with a tidy 110-95 victory. Durant had a trademark top performance, finishing with 27 points along with six rebounds. Seth Curry came off the bench to score 22 points and hit 4-of-8 3-point attempts in the win.

While all the attention is usually put on the offensive playmaking of Brooklyn’s stars, the defense has actually been pretty good. The Nets allow just 108.2 points per game this season, with ranks eighth in the NBA. Much of that has to do with the fact that the Nets have only allowed opponents to hit 43.6% of their field goal attempts on the year. The Nets average the most blocks per game in the league (7.7) thanks to the efforts of Nic Claxton, who averages 2.2 per outing.

How to make Lakers vs. Nets picks

The model has simulated Lakers vs. Nets 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Who wins Lakers vs. Nets? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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