Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Lakers vs Trail Blazers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday January 23 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Los Angeles Lakers (9-35) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (19-26)
Date: Saturday January 23
Time: 10:30 PM ET
Venue: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: PDX -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 205.5
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Both the Lakers and Trail Blazers enter Saturday’s contest after dropping their previous game as they both look to get back into the win column here on Saturday.
The Lakers have dropped 4 in a row overall and will have a chance to end that on Friday against the Spurs before taking on the Trail Blazers.
Portland had their chances on Wednesday, but couldn’t get to the Hawks in a 104-98 loss.
The Lakers have gone into a downward Spiral and really having nothing going for them as of late.
Losers of 4 in a row, its inevitable 5 in a row is likely as the Lakers are in San Antonio on Friday before coming to Portland.
Los Angeles has had a compliment of injuries to deal with which has explained their poorest play as of late. Kobe Bryant continues to play through an achilles injury while Brandon Bass has played through many injuries.
Things won’t get any easier for Los Angeles coming up either. Dallas, Chicago and the Clippers all wait in the balance the Lakers finish off a tough stretch in the month of January.
Los Angeles has had abysmal defense on the road, giving up nearly 110 points per game through 25 road games.
Portland has alternated wins and losses over their last 4 games, with one of those losses coming against lowly Philadelphia.
The Trail Blazers will try to get back into the win column against a team that they beat back on 11/28. Portland shot 49% in a 108-96 victory at home.
Portland has been about as average as you can get at home this season going 10-10 SU and 10-10 ATS. They’re averaging 104 points per home game, while allowing 103 against.
This Portland team is very young, but have shown many signs of life this season behind Damien Lillard and CJ McCollum. The duo has been the spark plug to this team on both ends of the floor.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Lakers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games.
- Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Trail Blazers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Lakers having to deal with a back to back is not a good situation for this young, injured team.
With Los Angeles giving everything they have at home, against one of the best in the NBA on Friday then having to deal with a youthful Trail Blazers team the next day is going to be tough.
Look for the Trail Blazers to run and get out in transition against Los Angeles on Saturday and have a significant advantage there.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Portland ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction:Portland 116- Los Angeles 99
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