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(10-3) Portland Trail Blazers vs. L.A. Lakers (7-6)
Date: Wednesday November 14
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 227
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Wednesday, November 14 finds the Portland Trail Blazers meeting up vs. the L.A. Lakers as the teams begin their second month of play in the 2018-19 regular season.
Last season, the Blazers swept the Lakers and hold a significant edge in recent history. Until the Lakers defeated Portland this season on November 3 they had been on a 16 game losing streak to Portland. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Blazers in 119 of their 225 matches.
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The Blazers are on a four game win streak having beat the Celtics, Clippers, Bucks and Timberwolves. Other than the Celtics each of those squads rank top 15 offensively with Milwaukee (2nd) and Clippers (7th) in the top 10.
Meanwhile Boston boasts the top ranked defense while the Bucks rank third and the Clippers 10th.
Even scoring helped the Blazers defeat the Celtics however their top ranked defensive efficiency and best rebounding squad in the Association aided in their efforts.
The combined two-way effort of the Blazers has proven to be difficult for top teams to best, however they also benefited from six home games in a row.
Damian Lillard is listed as probable though he is nursing a right knee injury. Maurice Harkless is sidelined with left knee soreness and it is unclear when he will suit up and return to the lineup.
LeBron James leads his team in scoring (26.4 points), assists (7.1) and rebounds (7.8) per game. Still, there is ample work to be done to shore up the defensive side of the hardwood.
The Lakers enter on a three game win streak having beat Atlanta, Sacramento and Minnesota. In their most recent victory five players scored in double digits (James, Kuzma, Caldwell-Pope, Stephenson and Ingram).
Despite their three game win streak the Lakers haven’t exactly been beasting. Except for the Kings win the Lakers last four wins has been by four points or less.
Michael Beasley (personal matter) may not play Wednesday against the Trail Blazers.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 5-2-1 in LAL last 8 Wednesday games.
- Lakers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Wed. games.
- Road team is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
- Blazers re 7-3 ATS in their last 10 head to head contest
- Trail Blazers are 9-1 in last 10 head to head games
- Over Under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs.L.A. Lakers NBA Prediction:
Although the Lakers managed to finally break the 16 game losing streak to the Blazers it wasn’t accomplished in convincing fashion.
Granted the Lakers defense has improved with Tyson Chandler’s addition to the team, but there are still issues with the 18th ranked defense. Specifically LA allow 115.9 opponent points per game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Trail Blazers plus 2.5
Dame Lillard and company will keep the Lakers busy and while they rank fifth offensively (113.6) they also rank in the top six defensively (104.1).
NBA Free Score Prediction: Blazers 116 – Lakers 106
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