NBA Betting Preview: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite: Los Angeles Lakers (52-19)
Underdog: Portland Trail Blazers (35-39)
When does the game start? Saturday at 8:30 PM ET
Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers will cross paths with Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
Line: Los Angeles -7
Moneyline: -289Movement Analysis: The total sits at its original figure, showing no major movement. Los Angeles has a record of 27-32 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Portland is 15-21 against the spread as underdogs this year.
|Los Angeles Lakers||35-34||32-38||53-20|
|Portland Trail Blazers||31-41||44-31||37-40|
Davis leads the attack, responsible for 23.2% of the Lakers total offense, while taking an average of 17.8 field goal attempts. Davis is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 2.3 offensive boards a game and collects 20.3% of his team's rebounds. The Lakers offense is orchestrated by James, who is responsible for 40.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.9 times a contest.
Portland allows 115.8 points per contest, good news for Los Angeles, they are 36-3 when they score over their average of 113.1. The Lakers are 28-4 when they shoot above their 35% season average from three, the Trail Blazers allow opponents to shoot 38%. The Trail Blazers allow opponents 47.1 rebounds a game. Los Angeles hopes to capitalize, going 30-8 when they collect over their average of 45.9.
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Lillard leads the attack, accounting for 26.2% of the Trail Blazers total offense, while taking an average of 20.4 field goal attempts. Whiteside is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 3.9 offensive rebounds a game and grabs 29.8% of his team's rebounds. The Trail Blazers offense is orchestrated by Lillard, who is responsible for 39.1% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.9 times a contest.
Portland is a disappointing 8-26 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Los Angeles allows 107.3 per game. The Trail Blazers will need to be efficient from beyond the arc, they are a dismal 16-28 when failing to hit at their season rate of 38%. While ball security is typically vital, it's hardly a death knell to Portland who have a record of 17-17 when they turn the ball over more than their 12.5 season average, Los Angeles causes 15.2 turnovers a game.
Los Angeles : 115
Portland : 111
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