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Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/28/2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12-28-2020 NBA Odds and Picks

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/28/2020 – The Los Angeles Lakers picked up their second win and hope to get to their first winning streak when they host the Portland Trail Blazers this Monday, December 28. It will be inside the closed-door location of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and the tip-off starts at exactly 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBATV will be airing the game live on television and NBA League Pass subscribers can also enjoy the game via online live streaming. The Portland Trail Blazers had a rough start but they need to bring their best game as NBA Odds see them as the underdogs to the defending champions.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/28/2020

When: December 28, 2020 10:00 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: NBATV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/28/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Portland Trail Blazers +4 (-111) 226.5 o (-110) +150

Los Angeles Lakers
-4 (-111) 226.5 u (-110) -182
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Portland Trail Blazers Betting

The Portland Trail Blazers have split their first two-game of the season. Their most recent game was won through overtime against the depleted Houston Rockets, 128-126. It was not the most convincing win since most of the Rockets’ core rotation players were out. Thanks to C.J. McCollum’s 44-point night along with nine three-pointers, they could have lost the game. Damian Lillard chipped in with 32 points, nine assists and five rebounds while Jusuf Nurkic did 12 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. It seems that the Blazers’ defense needs more work and with the many weapons of the Lakers, they will need it more to stand a chance.

Players to watch: C. McCollum SG GP 2 GS 2 MIN 39 PTS 33.5 OR 0.5 DR 3 REB 3.5 AST 5.5 STL 0.5 BLK 0.5 TO 0 PF 2 AST/TO INF PER 29.81

D. Lillard PG GP 2 GS 2 MIN 37.5 PTS 20.5 OR 0.5 DR 4 REB 4.5 AST 8 STL 1 BLK 0.5 TO 3 PF 1 AST/TO 2.7 PER 15.41

J. Nurkic C GP 2 GS 2 MIN 28.5 PTS 12.5 OR 2 DR 5 REB 7 AST 4.5 STL 0.5 BLK 0.5 TO 2.5 PF 3 AST/TO 1.8 PER 15.18.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming from back-to-back games and a very good win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Anthony Davis did not play in that game but will most probably be activated on this one while LeBron James will have to sit down with an ankle injury. Nonetheless, the Lakers still have Kyle Kuzma who played well during their last game and led the team with 20 points. Marc Gasol had his best game as a Laker doing 12 points, seven boards and eight assists. This team goes deep and they will still have Dennis Shroeder and Montrezl Harrel to play heavily just in case James decides not to play.

Players to Watch: A. Davis PF GP 2 GS 2 MIN 30.5 PTS 23 OR 0.5 DR 7 REB 7.5 AST 3.5 STL 1 BLK 0 TO 3 PF 1.5 AST/TO 1.2 PER 23.62

L. James SF GP 3 GS 3 MIN 28.7 PTS 20.7 OR 1 DR 6 REB 7 AST 6.7 STL 0.7 BLK 0 TO 4 PF 1 AST/TO 1.7 PER 20.16

M. Harrell PF GP 3 GS 0 MIN 26.7 PTS 17 OR 3 DR 3 REB 6 AST 2.3 STL 0.7 BLK 0.7 TO 1.3 PF 2.3 AST/TO 1.8 PER 26.57.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/28/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Portland’s last 13 games.
Portland are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Portland are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against LA Lakers.
Trail Blazers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against LA Lakers.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland’s last 10 games on the road.
Portland are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
Portland are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Trail Blazers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Portland are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games played in December.

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games.
Lakers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home.
LA Lakers are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games when playing at home against Portland.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
LA Lakers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in December.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games played on a Monday.

Injuries

Portland Trail Blazers

Carmelo Anthony SF Quarantine is OUT Monday vs LA Lakers
Zach Collins PF Ankle is out indefinitely
Nassir Little SF Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Monday vs LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Ankle injured last game, is “?” Monday vs Portland
Anthony Davis PF Calf missed last game, is “?” Monday vs Portland
Alex Caruso SG Hand is “?” Monday vs Portland

Head-to-Head
Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Lakers
0-2-0 Against the Spread 2-1-2000
1-1-2000 Straight Up 2-1-2000
114 Points per Game 125
123 Points Allowed per Game 107
43.3 Offensive FG% 51.74
72.5 Offensive FT% 74.55
39.74 Offensive 3PT% 41.18
48.35 Defensive FG% 48.3
78.43 Defensive FT% 75.56
35.29 Defensive 3PT% 37.5

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers’ depth will be tested in back-to-backs and Kyle Kuzma’s game was proof of that. Anthony Davis should be a tough matchup for Jusuf Nurkic but nonetheless, the Blazers need to address their defense. The Lakers should win this even without James according to Top Online Sportsbook but it will be close.

Moneyline: The Lakers as the favored team has an ML of -182 while the Trail Blazers are given a +150.

ATS: It is four points between both teams with the Lakers getting the -4 while the Trail Blazers are on the other side with +4.

TOTALs: It is 226.5 points on the total for this matchup. Lakers are under while the Trail Blazers are over.

Score Prediction: 112 – 103 Lakers