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Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/28/2019 NBA Odds and Picks

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers 12-28-2019 NBA Odds and Picks

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/28/2019 – The Los Angeles Lakers are on a slump and their morale is down after losing four-straight games including their Christmas fallout against the Clippers. This is a must-win already for the Lakers if they want to maintain their position in the Western Conference standings. This match will happen on Saturday, December 28 at 10 pm Eastern Time at the Moda Center in Portland Oregon. NBC Sports Northwest will air the game on TV while NBA League Pass subscribers can catch the game on streaming. The Lakers are expected to bounce back in this game according to NBA Parlay while the Blazers will enter a losing streak.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/28/2019

When: December 28, 2019 10:00 PM ET
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/28/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers -3.5 (-108) 225 o (-110) -165

Portland Trail Blazers
+3.5 (-108) 225 u (-110) +145
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Los Angeles Lakers Betting

Los Angeles may face Portland without LeBron James. In his game against the Clippers, he had an off night shooting 9-of-24 from the field but finished with 23 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. Anthony Davis is listed as questionable for this game but he is expected to play. The bright side of the Lakers’ Christmas Day loss was seeing Kyle Kuzma having his best scoring game of the season with 25 points. Against the Blazers, they are facing a tough challenge from the starters but if they manage to juggle their rotations well, they can capitalize on Portland’s problem with depth.

Players to watch: A. Davis PF 29 GP 29 GS 35.1 MIN 27.7 PTS 2.5 OR 6.8 DR 9.3 REB 3.2 AST 1.4 STL 2.7 BLK 2.4 TO 2.6 PF 1.4 AST/TO 29.03 PER
L. James SF 30 GP 30 GS 34.9 MIN 25.7 PTS 1.1 OR 6.5 DR 7.6 REB 10.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 3.9 TO 1.9 PF 2.7 AST/TO 26.29 PER
K. Kuzma PF 22 GP 1 GS 23.2 MIN 11.9 PTS 0.5 OR 3 DR 3.5 REB 0.8 AST 0.4 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO 1.6 PF 0.5 AST/TO 11.22 PER.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting

Portland is on a two-game skid and their last game was played in Utah where they lost by six points. Damian Lillard had a dominating game with 34 points, eight assists and four rebounds. He also managed to drop seven three-point shots against Utah. CJ McCollum added 25 points and Carmelo Anthony had 12. Anfernee Simmons stepped in for Hassan Whiteside who had an off night and he registered 15 points and 10 rebounds. This is a good sign for the Blazers if they want to contend with the Lakers’ big men rotation of Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis and JaVale McGee. For them to avoid a three-game losing streak, aside from wishing LeBron James not playing in this game, the Blazers need to dig deep into their bench like what they did to Utah.

Players to Watch: D. Lillard PG 29 GP 29 GS 36.7 MIN 26.6 PTS 0.4 OR 3.7 DR 4.2 REB 7.5 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 3 TO 1.9 PF 2.5 AST/TO 24.01 PER
C. McCollum SG 31 GP 31 GS 36.5 MIN 22.4 PTS 0.8 OR 3.7 DR 4.5 REB 3.7 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 2 TO 2.7 PF 1.8 AST/TO 17.14 PER
C. Anthony PF 16 GP 16 GS 30.7 MIN 16.4 PTS 1.1 OR 5.3 DR 6.4 REB 1.2 AST 1.3 STL 0.8 BLK 1.9 TO 2.9 PF 0.6 AST/TO 14.38 PER.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/28/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Portland.
Lakers are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games against Portland.
LA Lakers are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games on the road.
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland.
Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
LA Lakers are 16-3 SU in their last 19 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Lakers’ last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Portland Trail Blazers

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland’s last 9 games.
Portland are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Portland are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
Portland are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Portland are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Portland’s last 16 games played in December.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Groin is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Portland
DeMarcus Cousins PF Knee is out for season
Anthony Davis PF Knee is probable Saturday vs Portland
Kyle Kuzma SF Ankle is probable Saturday vs Portland

Portland Trail Blazers

Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Jusuf Nurkic C Leg is out indefinitely
Zach Collins PF Shoulder is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers
34-46-2 Against the Spread 52-45-1
33-49 Straight Up 52-45-1
111 Points per Game 113
113 Points Allowed per Game 110
48.37 Offensive FG% 45.07
72.89 Offensive FT% 82.39
35.63 Offensive 3PT% 35.97
43.85 Defensive FG% 43.69
79.79 Defensive FT% 77.21
33.8 Defensive 3PT% 35.41

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks

The Lakers should snap their losing streak against the Blazers as predicted by Best Sportsbook. It will also depend if Los Angeles will have LeBron James in this game and if not, then the Blazers will have a good chance of pulling an upset. If both Anthony Davis and James does not show up, that is the time you can call the game in favor of the Blazers.

Moneyline: The Lakers are bringing in an ML of -165 for this game while the Blazers are at +145 if they pull an upset.

ATS: The spread in this game is just at 3.5 points with the Lakers having the edge at -3.5 while the Blazers are at +3.5.

TOTALs: The Trail Blazers and Lakers are expected to reach a total of 225 for this match. Los Angeles is the team expected to go under.

Score Prediction: 118 – 112 Lakers