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(3-4) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (4-3)
Date: Thursday November 2
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Portland -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 211.5
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Thursday, November 2 finds two Western Conference foes entering their Third week of play in the 2017-18 regular season for the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers. The Los Angeles Lakers are starting to pick up steam as the Blazers have lost two of the past three.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Blazers sweeping them. Actually, Portland has won the past 12 straight games against Los Angeles. The Lakers hold the all-time record against the Blazers with a 118-102 record.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers were locked in to deliver their best effort of the season. The Detroit Pistons were anything but ready, and the gap between the two mindsets was obvious. Julius Randle scored 17 points, Lonzo Ball added 13 and the Lakers smashed the Pistons 113-93 on Tuesday night.
The Lakers used a 16-5 run in the first quarter to take a lead they would never relinquish, eventually jumping out in front by as many as 23.
Larry Nance Jr. had 14 points and 12 rebounds for his third double-double for the Lakers, who had lost the previous three games against the Pistons. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 13 points in his first chance to play against the Pistons, who drafted him No. 8 overall in 2013.
Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson each had 18 points for the Pistons, who were unable to sweep their three-game California road trip. Andre Drummond had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Ball had a modest statistical performance, finishing with six rebounds and three assists, but Lakers head coach Luke Walton credited him with setting the tone. Ball was aggressive in attacking the paint to create an easy shot for himself or a teammate, and that unselfishness became infectious.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers somehow only scored six points in the second quarter against the Raptors Monday night, but managed to lose by only 14 points. It was the first time Portland had lost by more than three points in a game this season.
The Jazz might have lost Gordon Hayward, but their defense is still one of the league’s best. Portland will be challenged Wednesday night against a really sound defensive squad that makes things difficult for opponents, specifically backcourts.
Portland obviously has one of the best scoring guard combinations in basketball in CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard, but Utah just makes things difficult, plus Utah in general isn’t an easy place to play.
The Blazers simply went with through a rough patch during the second quarter of the loss to Toronto, missing 20-straight shots at one point.
Ed Davis has been a solid contributor for the Blazers this year, grabbing a shade over nine rebounds per game seven games into the season.
Davis only plays 19 minutes a game, coming off the bench, but he’s been a major boost to Portland, especially since Jusuf Nurkic has struggled to get things going. Nurkic will have difficulty battling center Rudy Gobert.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Los Angeles are 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Los Angeles are 2-4-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Los Angeles are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Portland are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
- Portland are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
Even though Los Angeles played extremely well against the Pistons, Portland has owned the Lakers for the almost past decade.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Portland – 8.5
Expect that hot trend to continue for Portland.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Lakers 90 – Trail Blazers 105
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