Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Pick, Odds, Predictions & Lines
A lot will be on the line for the Lakers and the Blazers when they meet tonight at the Moda Center. After losing last night to the Clippers, the defending champions are now tied with Portland for 6th in the West. Also, both teams are one game behind Dallas in 5th place. The winner tonight will clinch the tiebreaker in the mutual matchup which may ultimately decide who will go directly to the playoffs. The two teams are moving in opposite directions at the moment.
The Los Angeles Lakers have won only once in the last 5 games and twice in the last 10. Right now, they’re 37-29 straight up and 29-36-1 ATS. The Blazers, have successfully bounced back from losing 5 straight and have lost only once in the last 6 games. They have the same overall record as tonight’s rivals, 37-29. Against the spread, Portland is 34-32. This will be the third meeting between the Lakers and the Blazers this season. Both teams have won once.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Odds & Line Movement
After the great performances over the last 10 days, the Blazers are convincing favorites tonight. The line stands at -6.5 at the moment. The total is set at 221.5.
Notes On The Los Angeles Lakers
As the injuries keep piling up, the Lakers are quickly falling down the West standings. They have lost 5 times in their last 6 games against Western Conference teams and now find themselves in danger of missing a direct playoff spot. To make matters worse, Anthony Davis left the game against the Clippers early due to a back injury. However, according to the latest reports, he’s good to go tonight. Last night, the Lakers suffered their second-biggest loss ever to their local rivals. The Clippers were 23 points ahead at halftime and ran out easy winners with the final score of 118-94. The reigning champs had only 2 players in the double-digits. Kyle Kuzma scored 15, while Montrezl Harrell added 14 points off the bench.
LeBron James is out at least until the next week. Horton-Tucker, Schroder, and Dudley are also unavailable.
Notes On The Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers managed to find the right form when it mattered the most. They had a lot of issues with injuries throughout the season, but now they’re almost in full health and look like a serious force in the West. Their latest victim were the Cavaliers on Wednesday night. The Portland Trail Blazers dominated the game from start to finish, winning easily 141-105. All players but one managed to score on the night. Damian Lillard led the way with 32 points while Jusuf Nurkic had 15 and 11 rebounds in only 20 minutes. After a short stint on the sidelines, Lillard is already in the postseason form averaging 26.8 points in the last 10 games.
The Blazers have only two names on the injury report. Long-term absentee Zach Collins is still out, while Norman Powell is questionable.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Pick & Prediction:Portland -6.5
It’s hard to look beyond Portland for this NBA betting one. The Blazers are in red-hot form, play at home, and have an extra day of rest. Playing on the one day of rest they’re 4-0 ATS in the last four. The Lakers will miss LeBron and their main point guard Schroder adding to their offensive woes. AD will also likely be on a minutes restriction.