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? Tuesday at 9:00 PM ET
Broadcast: TNT, SportsNet LA, NBCS-NW
Anthony Davis will lead Los Angeles against Damian Lillard and Portland on Tuesday.
Line: Los Angeles -5.5
Over/Under: 229Movement Analysis: The over/under is holding at its opening mark, indicating no major change. Los Angeles has a record of 26-32 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Portland is 14-20 against the spread as underdogs this season.
|Los Angeles Lakers||33-34||33-35||52-19|
|Portland Trail Blazers||30-40||44-29||36-39|
Davis leads the attack, accounting for 23% of the Lakers total offense, while taking an average of 17.7 shot attempts. Davis is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 2.3 offensive boards a game and grabs 20.3% of his team's rebounds. The Lakers offense is run by James, who accounts for 40.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.9 times a contest.
Los Angeles is a solid 36-3 when they score over their average of 113.4 points per game, Portland surrenders 116.2 a game. The Lakers are 17-16 when they shoot below their 48% season average from the field. The Trail Blazers allow opponents to shoot 46%. The Trail Blazers give up 46.9 rebounds a contest. Los Angeles hopes to capitalize, going 29-7 when they collect over their average of 45.7.
Trail Blazers Preview
Lillard powers the attack, accounting for 26% of the Trail Blazers total offense, while taking an average of 20.4 field goal attempts. Whiteside is a force down low, he averages 3.8 offensive rebounds a game and collects 29.6% of his team's rebounds. The Trail Blazers offense is conducted by Lillard, who accounts for 39.1% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.9 times a contest.
Portland is a disappointing 10-28 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Los Angeles allows 107.6 per game. The Trail Blazers will need make their open threes, they are a dismal 16-27 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 16-16 when they turn the ball over more than their 12.4 season average, Los Angeles causes 15.1 turnovers a game.
Los Angeles : 118
Portland : 108
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