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Lakers vs Trail Blazers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers
  • Where: Portland at Moda Center
  • Date: Monday, February 13th
  • Betting Odds POR -2.5, LAL +116 | POR -140 O/U 238.0

So far, the Lakers have put together an overall record of 26-31, while going 26-28-3 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Los Angeles has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.

Los Angeles is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Warriors. With the 109-103 victory, they also covered the spread as 5 point underdogs. Although Los Angeles trailed the Warriors going into halftime, by the end of the 3rd quarter they had taken the lead. Leading the team in scoring was Dennis Schröder, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 58.3% of his shots.

The Trail Blazers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 27-29. So far, the team has gone 29-27-0 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Portland has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.

The Trail Blazers are coming off a dissappointing 138-129 loss to the Thunder. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 2 points. Portland was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Thunder by 9 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Damian Lillard, as he contributed 38 points while hitting 55.6% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Trail Blazers picked up the win 106-104 win over the Lakers. Heading into the game, Portland was the 4.0 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Lakers have a record of 2-1 vs the Trail Blazers. Similar to their season-long average, the Lakers averaged 108.25 points per game vs the Trail Blazers. Similar to the Lakers, the Trail Blazers scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Los Angeles, the team averaged 103.0 points per game. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the Lakers. In these matchups, Los Angeles has averaged 111 points per game, while allowing 105. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 1-4. Combined, they averaged 216 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

For the season, the Los Angeles offense is the 7th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.0 points per contest. So far, Los Angeles is averaging 102.6 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Heading into the game, the Lakers will look to continue with their formula of playing fast and getting to the basket, as they are near the top of the league in two-point fields made per game.

Currently, the Lakers defense is ranked 28th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 115.15 points per game vs the unit.

One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of LeBron James, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as James leads the team in scoring at 30.2 points per game while Russell is 2nd at 17.9. For the season, James is 7th in the NBA in usage rate and 17th in player efficiency. Behind him, Russell has taken 15.0% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 46.5%.

Through 56 games, Portland is the 12th best scoring team at 114.9 points per game. The Trail Blazers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.9 made 3’s per game. If the Portland offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.

On defense, the Trail Blazers will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 27th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

On offense, Damian Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in scoring at 31.0 points per game, placing him 4th in the NBA. Overall, Lillard has hit 46.5% of his shots while accounting for 23.7% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 26th in points allowed to point-guards. At 21.6 points per game, Anfernee Simons is the 2nd leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. For the season, he is 158th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 45.2%.

Lakers vs Trail Blazers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Lakers +2.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 238.0