Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/31/2020 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/31/2020 – After their last game being postponed because of Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers right now are back in action and they will be hosting the Portland Trail Blazers this Friday, January 31 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. ESPN will air this game live at 10:30 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can also enjoy the online live stream while SofaScore is an alternative for non-subscribers. An inspired Lakers team will be playing on the court and they are the favorites to win by NBA Game Odds over the Trail Blazers.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/31/2020
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/31/2020 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
It has been up-and-down for the Blazers in their past few games and this time, they are coming from a win over the Indiana Pacers by ten points. It was another 50-point night last game for Damian Lillard who just got named as an NBA All-Star Reserve. He also had 13 assists to go with that while CJ McCollum had 28 points while hitting six-three pointers and he seems not to be shaking off some rust after an injury. Hassan Whiteside had a strong game in the paint with 21 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks while Carmelo Anthony pitched in with 14 points and eight rebounds. It will take more than something special for the Trail Blazers to win this game on the road as they face an inspired LeBron James along with his Laker teammates.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 45 GP 45 GS 37 MIN 28.8 PTS 0.4 OR 3.8 DR 4.2 REB 7.7 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.8 TO 1.7 PF 2.8 AST/TO 26.29 PER
C. McCollum SG 43 GP 43 GS 35.6 MIN 21.6 PTS 0.7 OR 3.3 DR 4 REB 3.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 1.7 TO 2.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 17.15 PER
C. Anthony PF 32 GP 32 GS 32.4 MIN 16.1 PTS 1.2 OR 5.3 DR 6.5 REB 1.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 1.8 TO 3.1 PF 0.8 AST/TO 13.36 PER
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
LeBron James broke Kobe Bryant’s all-time scoring record during their last match against the Philadelphia 76ers but they lost that game. Anthony Davis was the leading scorer for that match with 31 points, seven rebounds and two assists while LeBron James had 29 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. James also had eight turnovers in that game and those became crucial for their loss. No other player scored beyond 7 points from the Lakers roster aside from James and Davis. In this game against the Blazers, the ball will be in James’ hand and he is expecting his teammates to be ready. Not just to get the Lakers back in winning form but also for Kobe Bryant.
Players to Watch: A. Davis PF 39 GP 39 GS 34.6 MIN 26.5 PTS 2.1 OR 7.1 DR 9.1 REB 3.2 AST 1.5 STL 2.5 BLK 2.4 TO 2.6 PF 1.3 AST/TO 28.04 PER
L. James SF 44 GP 44 GS 34.8 MIN 25.3 PTS 1 OR 6.6 DR 7.7 REB 10.7 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 3.9 TO 1.7 PF 2.7 AST/TO 26.28 PER
K. Kuzma PF 37 GP 6 GS 25 MIN 12.9 PTS 0.8 OR 3.2 DR 4 REB 1.1 AST 0.3 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 1.8 PF 0.7 AST/TO 11.67 PER
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/31/2020 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony SF Personal is OUT Friday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale McGee C Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs Portland
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
The Lakers are expected to put on a special show in this game and they are much favored to win as seen by Online Betting. It should be a loss for the Blazers but I don’t think they will mind. One the side-note, this will the first time Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James will face-off in this season.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Lakers for this game is -900 while the Trail Blazers are at +640 if they shock the world with a win.
ATS: It is a wide 10.5 spread between both teams. Lakers sit on the -10.5 while on the far side are the Trail Blazers with +10.5.
TOTALs: The Blazers are expected to go over the given total for this game at 228.5. On the other hand, Lakers are the team under.
Score Prediction: 124 – 112 Lakers