NBA game of the day: Mims has injuries, trends, prop bets, and picks for Nets vs Lakers showdown
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.Kevin C. Cox | Pool Photo via Associated Press

NBA game of the day: Mims has injuries, trends, prop bets, and picks for Nets vs Lakers showdown

Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10 pm on TNT

The Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers meet tonight in a prime time telecast on TNT. The game will start at 10:00 PM.


The Lakers will be without Anthony Davis who is out with a calf injury. The Nets will be without Kevin Durant who is nursing a hamstring injury. Kyrie Irving is listed as probable after missing the last game against the Suns with a back tightness.

The Trends

Lakers have won 8 of their last 10 games and have a one game winning streak. Nets are 6-4 over their last 19 games and have won 4 in a row. Both teams are currently 2nd in their respective conferences. Nets are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games. Over is 22-4 in the last 26 Nets games overall. In head-to-head action, the last 5 games against the Lakers have gone under.

The Numbers

Lakers are favored by 2.0 and the total is 237. The money line for the game is Lakers -135 and the Nets +115.

Prop Bets

LeBron James Double Double. If you think LeBron will achieve double figures in points and/or rebounds & assists, you must lay -180. If you think he will not accomplish it, you can get a price of +150. James has a double double in 13 of 29 games. Expect him to do more with Davis out so I would lean that he gets one tonight. He did not play last night so he will be rested.

James Harden over 25.5 points. Harden is leading the league in assists, so his points are down. He has average 33.5 in the last two games without KD. The over is priced at -120 and the under is set at -110. Harden goes over.

The Money

62% of the wagers are on the Lakers. Most of the early money is on the Nets with 67% going that way.

The Pick

If Kyrie plays, the Nets win this game. I think it goes over as well. I would wait until an hour before game time to make a play on this game. The Lakers are getting off to slow starts so look at the Nets winning the 1st quarter. If Kyrie does not play, then do the prop bets and avoid the sides.

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