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portland trail blazers vs los angeles lakers prediction 11/17/2023 sport preview

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction & Betting Tips 11/17/2023

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 11/17/2023:
  • Take the Lakers on the moneyline
  • The Lakers should also cover at -7.5
  • Our NBA model projects 211 points, and we suggest taking the under

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Preview

Looking to win big? The Lakers and Trail Blazers face off at 10:00 ET on ROOT. The Trail Blazers are hosting the game at Moda Center in Portland, OR.

The Lakers come into this Western conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 223 points. Check out BetCoco for Portland Trail Blazers – Los Angeles Lakers odds

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last three head-to-head matchups, the Lakers are averaging 117 points per game, compared to the Trail Blazers at 116. These figures have led to Los Angeles posting a record of 2-1.

  • Through their last five road games, Los Angeles has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 110 points per game.
  • Across their last three home contests, Portland has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 0-3, while averaging 109 points per game.
  • The last five games that Portland was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 0-5 straight up.
  • The last ten games that Los Angeles was favored, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 6-4 straight up.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction

Today, the Lakers are entering the action with an overall record of 6-6 and have achieved a 2-1 record over their last three games. The team is presently 7th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles’ ATS record sits below .500 (4-8). During this season, Los Angeles has a 2-5 record against the spread as favorites and 2-3 as underdogs.

The over/under record for this season for the Lakers is 5-7-0. In their games, the average over/under line is 226.2, and they maintain a 2.5 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

The Lakers’ offense wrapped up their last game with 110 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 112.8 points per contest. Leading the Lakers in scoring vs. the Kings was LeBron James with his 28 points. D’Angelo Russell also added 28 points for the Lakers.

Facing Portland, the Lakers aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 115.9 points allowed per game (22nd).

In their previous game, the Lakers’ defense struggled against the Kings, giving up 125 points on a field goal percentage of 50%.

Facing the Lakers, the Trail Blazers currently hold an overall record of 3-8 and aim to end their five game losing streak. At this time, the team’s rank is 14th in the Western Conference, and they are also 5th in the Northwest division.

Portland comes in with an overall ATS record of 5-6 so far this season. In their last two home games, Portland has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 1-3 at home compared to 4-3 on the road.

The over/under record for this season for the Trail Blazers is 5-6-0. Across the games they’ve played, the combined scoring average is 234.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 220.4.

The Trail Blazers offense is coming off a game where they scored 95 points against the Cavaliers. They posted a field goal percentage of 37.4% and connected on 13 threes. The top scorer for the Trail Blazers was Jerami Grant with 17 points, while Duop Reath also chipped in with 16 points.

At this time, the Trail Blazers’ defense is positioned 11th in the NBA, permitting 111.7 points per game.

So far this season, the Trail Blazers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 8th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 22.8 times per game vs. Portland.

Based on our projections, we have the Lakers coming out on top by a score of 110-101.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Tips

  • Take the Lakers on the moneyline
  • The Lakers should also cover at -7.5
  • Our NBA model projects 211 points, and we suggest taking the under

Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report

  • Malcolm Brogdon – Hamstring – Out
  • Anfernee Simons – Thumb – Out
  • Robert Williams III – Knee – Out
  • Scoot Henderson – Ankle – Out

Los Angeles Lakers Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis – Hip – Probable
  • LeBron James – Calf – Questionable
  • Jarred Vanderbilt – Heel – Out
  • Gabe Vincent – Knee – Out
  • Jalen Hood-Schifino – Patella – Out

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