The Portland Trail Blazers (3-5) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (4-5) on Sunday, November 12th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Crypto.com Arena and televised on SN-LA. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Trail Blazers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Suns. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.
Trail Blazers vs Lakers
The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Portland’s most recently played the Kings and lost with a final score of 121-118. While the Trail Blazers lost the game straight-up, they did manage to cover the spread as +7.5 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was 221.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.
So far this season, the Trail Blazers have a record of just 3-5, as they look to pick up a win over the Lakers. So far, the Trail Blazers have gone 1-3 when playing against Western Conference teams and 2-2 in non-conference contests.
Portland has an overall ATS record of 4-4 as they come into today’s game. In their last three road games, Portland has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 3-2 on the road in contrast to 1-2 at home.
The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win
The Lakers picked up a win over the Suns in their latest game, finishing with a score of 122-119. Before the game, the Lakers were the underdogs with a +2 point advantage, securing both a straight-up and ATS victory. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 224.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
The Lakers can return to .500 with a win over the Trail Blazers, given their current overall season record of 4-5. During their nine games, the Lakers have gone 3-3 against teams in the Western Conference and 1-2 in non-conference matchups.
Los Angeles currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 3-6 at this point. The Lakers have been unable to cover the spread in their last two games as favorites, and they hold a 2-2 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.
Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown
In eight games games, Portland has an average of 106 points per game (30th). So far, Portland is averaging 100.6 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Although the team tends to generate a lot of possessions with an up-tempo pace, they are struggling to score inside the arc. Heading into the game, the team is just 15th in made 2-point field goals per contest.
Lakers Offense Breakdown
Through nine games the Lakers are averaging 110.4 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 9.3 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 9th, with an average of 19.6 made free-throws per game.
Trail Blazers Team Defense
At present, the Trail Blazers’ defense is ranked 11th, allowing 111.1 points per game.
Opponents are hitting 54.5% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 33.6% of their three-point attempts.
Lakers Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 116.6 points per game (22nd).
Opponents are hitting 52.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.6% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Lakers
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Jerami Grant is set to be the main scorer for the Trail Blazers, recording 20 points and shooting 7/15 from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.8 points per game along with 4.9 boards.
As for Los Angeles, LeBron James is projected to be the primary scorer for the Lakers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 56.9% and is averaging 25.2 points per contest.
Trail Blazers vs Lakers Trends
- Portland has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 107 points per game while allowing 112. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- Across their last three home contests, Los Angeles has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 107 points per game.
- Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Portland has an ATS mark of 2-1 while going 1-2 straight up.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Lakers have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
Trail Blazers vs Lakers Prediction
For a point-spread wager in this Lakers vs. Lakers game, we suggest taking the Trail Blazers at +10. Even though our predictions have the Lakers winning 110-107, we see the Trail Blazers as the better choice on the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 218.5, and our model projects the Trail Blazers and Lakers to reach a combined total of 217 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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