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(3-5) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (6-2)
Date: Saturday November 3
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Trail Blazers -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 237
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Saturday, November 3rd brings us a Western Conference matchup as the Los Angeles Lakers travel up north for a tie at the Moda Center with the Portland Trail Blazers. LeBron James has a few wins under his belt with his new team, but the road still looks a little tough moving forward for these young Lakers.
The Blazers have had the Lakers number in recent years, winning 10 straight matchups against this Los Angeles squad, and I think they will make it a perfect 11 for 11 on Saturday night.
Los Angeles Lakers
After their terrible start, the Lakers have now won three out of their last five games, including a one point win against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night at the Staples Center.
LeBron James led all scorers on Wednesday night with 29 points as all five Lakers starters scored in double digits. JaVale McGee continues to be a bright spot on this team as he had a double-double against the Mavericks with 16 points and 15 rebounds in 35 minutes.
Kyle Kuzma’s game continues to grow as he is currently averaging three points higher per game than he was in his rookie season. Coming into Saturday’s game, Kuzma is averaging 19.3 points per game, though his rebounds per game are down just a bit from last season, though he has a lot more help this year on the glass.
Michael Beasley is officially listed as out for this matchup, which shouldn’t affect the Lakers rotation too much as he really hasn’t been utilized too often in Luke Walton’s rotation this year, averaging only 3.3 minutes per game. Kind of makes you wonder why they went out and got him, it’s not like he’s a good role model for the younger players or anything.
Portland Trail Blazers
It’s still way too early in this season to start naming the Blazers as genuine contenders, but they sure have come out to start this season like they are on a mission.
Portland was again victorious on Thursday night against the New Orleans Pelicans, beating them by a score of 132-119. Damian Lillard led all Blazers scorers with 26, as Portland had six players scoring in double digits. Al-Farouq Aminu had hismself a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes (team high).
Unlike the Lakers, the Blazers are definitely not a one man team. While Lillard is no doubt the offensive leader of this team, CJ McCollum can take over a game at a moments notice if Lillard is having an off day. Portland comes into this game with the 6th highest scoring average in the NBA with 118.9 points a game, so expect this to be a high scoring affair.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games
- Blazers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games
- Over Under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
The Lakers are starting to put it together as a team out on the floor, but I think the Blazers are a bit stronger than they are still, and I think we will see that on Saturday night in Portland.
Los Angeles has only won one game on the road so far this season, in Phoenix against the Suns, and the Blazers have only lost one game at home, a one point loss to the Washington Wizards back on October 22nd.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Blazers ATS
Put your money on Portland in this game. The ATS numbers I listed above should point to that, as well as their home record so far this season.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Trail Blazers 125 – Lakers 109
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