NBA Odds: New Jersey Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

April 9, 2012 NBA Basketball

Its a long way from the shores of New Jersey to the California coastline but that’s where the Nets will meet the Los Angeles Lakers tonight inside the Staples Center beginning at 10:30ET.

The game will be televised by NBA network as the second half of a Fan Night doubleheader. It has been a successful west coast trip for the Nets having won the first two on the road and three in a row overall. Its been thirteen months since they’ve won four in a row. Start your Basketball Betting action on New Jersey Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers game.

New Jersey had no problem dispatching the Sacramento Kings on Sunday 111-99. Veteran Anthony Morrow led the Nets with 24 points including 6 from beyond the mark. Reality star want to be, Kris Humphries must have been gearing up for tonight’s trip to Hollywood by contributing 12 boards. Deron Williams pitched off 15 assists. Turnovers were rampant as New Jersey won that battle too, 19-18. The Nets are 19-35 on the season and 12-16 on the road.

Los Angeles had a solid victory of their own on Sunday, defeating the Golden State Warriors 120-112. Kobe, just being Kobe, scored 40 points. Pau Gasol added 26 and Ramon Sessions 23 for the winners. The game did not come without adversity however, with Andrew Bynum leaving the contest in the first quarter with what appeared to be a sprained ankle. He is doubtful to see action tonight, although after Sundays game he said he’d be ready to go.

As fate would have it, the Nets Brook Lopez has an ankle sprain of his own and will definitely not play this evening. New acquisition, Gerald Wallace seems to be making a difference for New Jersey. In the two road wins he has averaged 21 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and added 4 steals for good measure.

Los Angeles is holding down the third seed in the Western Conference, albeit by only one game over their Staples Center roommate, Clippers. Check the Sportsbook Odds for New Jersey Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers game.

The Lakers are seeking their eighth straight win over the Nets. Los Angeles is a solid 9.5 point favorite on a $110/$100 moneyline. You’ll need to ante up another $110 to bet the over/under of 195.

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