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2019 NBA Handicapping
(19-3) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (9-13)
Date: Friday, December 6
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: Lakers -150 | Blazers +140
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -3.5 | Blazers +3.5
NBA Betting Total: 222
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Friday, December 6, finds the Los Angeles Lakers playing the Portland Trail Blazers for the first time in the 2019-20 season.
Last season, the teams played on four occasions with each winning two. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Blazers in 120 of 227 matches.
Los Angeles Lakers
While the Lakers mowed through a group of sub .500 teams during their win streak with half of those games coming down to clutch time the question was how they would fare versus elite competition.
So far, that question has been answered by the Lakers who played the tough back to back in high altitude versus the Nuggets and Jazz winning both matches.
The Utah match was an oust with the Lakers looking like the more rested team. LeBron James posted a double-double of 20 points and 12 assists in 29:28 but Anthony Davis registered the top score of 26 points adding six rebounds.
The trio of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (14), Rajon Rondo (14 points plus 12 assists for a double-double) and Kyle Kuzma (13) were the other double-figure scorers.
On the season the team leader board features LA’s two superstars with Davis topping the points (26.0), rebounds (9.1) block (2.7) and steal (1.4) categories while James is leading assists (10.8) and field goal percent (49.8).
Avery Bradley suffered a hairline fracture in his right leg and will remain out of the lineup until mid-December. DeMarcus Cousins tore the ACL in his right knee preseason but hopes to rehab and make a return in time for postseason play.
Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony’s contract was fully guaranteed by the Blazers who are happy with his fit in Portland where he’s averaging 16.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and shooting 38.7 percent from the perimeter.
Melo has seemingly brought some luck to the Blazers who’ve won half the games he’s played in and when he scores 19 or more points.
In the win over the Kings, four of five starters scored 20 or more points with CJ McCollum topping the list (33)Ba while Damian Lillard put up a double-double of 24 points and 10 assists. Hassan Whiteside (22), Carmelo Anthony (20) and Kent Bazemore (15) were the other double-figure scorers.
Two starters lead all the stat categories and not surprisingly Damian Lillard tops the scoring (26.6 points), assists (7.4) and steals (1.1). The other three categories are led by Hassan Whiteside including rebounds (12.6), field goal percentage (59.9%), and blocks (2.2).
Gary Trent Jr. missed the last five games due to a hamstring strain and remains questionable for Friday.
Jusuf Nurkic continues to rehab after surgeries to repair compact fractures in his left tibia and fibula with projections to return in February. Zach Collins is projected for a March return after surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Blazers are 8-2 in the last 10 head to head contests.
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games.
- Over Under is 3-7 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
It’s surprising the odds are so low for the Lakers in this match based on how they’ve been playing. Anthony Davis should have a field day versus Hassan Whiteside and who exactly is going to stop LeBron James let alone guard him on the Blazers?
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