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Lakers vs. Nets line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Tuesday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Tuesday's matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets
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The Brooklyn Nets face the Los Angeles Lakers in a marquee battle at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Los Angeles is favored by four points on the road, while the Over-Under is set at 227 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). Kevin Durant (knee) and Kyrie Irving (ineligible) are out for Brooklyn, while Anthony Davis (knee) is hoping to return for L.A.

Before making any Lakers vs. Nets picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 15 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 58-32 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Lakers have strengths on offense that should play well in this matchup. Los Angeles is in the top 10 of the NBA in field-goal percentage and 2-point percentage this season. The Lakers are in the top five in free-throw volume, averaging more than 22 attempts per game, and Los Angeles is averaging 24.2 assists and 47.7 points in the paint per game. The Lakers are in the top five in fast-break points, putting up more than 15 per game, and Brooklyn is No. 26 in turnover creation and No. 24 in free-throw prevention on defense.

The model also knows the Nets are elite on offense. Brooklyn is scoring more than 1.12 points per possession, ranking in the top five of the NBA. The Nets are also in the top five in shooting efficiency, including top-two marks in field-goal percentage (47.4 percent) and free-throw percentage (82.7 percent). Brooklyn is producing 25.6 assists per game while generating 1.81 assists for every turnover, and the Nets are generating 13.6 fast break points per game.

Now, it has set its sights on Lakers vs. Nets. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Lakers vs. Nets? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Lakers vs. Nets spread you should be all over Tuesday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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