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(13-25) L.A. Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (15-22)
Date: Thursday January 5
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: The Moda Center, Portland, OR
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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The Lakers have lost 7 of their last 9 games and have really been reeling for the last few weeks, but they are coming off a solid win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Blazers are in the same boat as the Lakers also losing many games in the last few weeks, but even though they are coming off a loss they have won 2 of their last 4 games.
In their last games the Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-102 and the Blazers lost to the Golden State Warriors 125-117.
The Lakers rank 18th in the league in points per game and 26th in opponents’ points per game.
In the Lakers win over the Grizzlies they played well on both ends of the floor, as they shot 51.2% from the floor and they held the Griz to 39%. The Lakers were hot from deep shooting over 51% from beyind the 3-pt arc.
Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell had solid shooting games and they combined for 38 points. Julius Randle had a triple-double scoring 19 points, grabbing 14 boards, and had 11 assists.
What was even more impressive in their last win is that the Lakers shot so well facing a Memphis team that ranks 2nd in the NBA in opponents’ ppg.
The Lakers have a lot of young talent and on the roster they have 5 players averaging at least 13 ppg.
The Lakers are only 5-15 on the road.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers rank a solid 7th in the league in points per game, but only 28th in opponents’ points per game.
In the loss to the Warriors in their last game the Blazers they only shot 44.9% from the floor while Golden State shot 50.6%. Portland committed 17 turnovers in the game.
C.J. McCollum had another big scoring game going for 35 points, but he did not have the best shooting night going 13/31 from the field.
Every Portland starter scored in double figures in the Warriors game and Allen Crabbe scored 18 points in taking over in the lineup for the injured Damian Lillard, who sat out with an ankle injury and he is doubtful for this game.
Lillard leads the team in scoring and McCollum ranks 2nd averaging 23.2 ppg. The next leading scorer is Maurice Harkless and with Lillard out the other players have to step up in the scoring department.
The Blazers have covered the spread in 21 of their last 28 home games against the Lakers. On top of that the favorite has covered in the last 6 games between these teams.
The Blazers are 9-7 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- LA is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games.
- LA is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- LA is 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- PORT is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- PORT is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- PORT is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific.
Free L.A. Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
The Lakers are coming off a solid win and they will at least cover the spread facing the Warriors, who will be without their leading scorer.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers +4
NBA Free Score Prediction: Portland 114- L.A. 111
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