The Portland Trail Blazers (3-8) are 8.5-point underdogs as they look to break a five-game losing streak when they host the Los Angeles Lakers (6-6) on Friday, November 17, 2023 at Moda Center. The contest airs at 10:00 PM ET on ROOT. The matchup’s point total is set at 226.
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Lakers and Trail Blazers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
The Lakers have not yet covered the spread as favorites of 8.5 points or more this season (0-1).
In games they have played as at least 8.5-point underdogs this year, the Trail Blazers are 2-3 against the spread.
The two teams average a combined 8.5 fewer points per game (217.5) than this matchup’s over/under of 226 points.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.6 more points per game, 227.6, than this game’s over/under of 226 points.
The average over/under the Lakers have had in their matchups this year is 2.8 more points than this particular game’s point total.
The average over/under for Portland’s games this year is 9.5 fewer points than the point total of 226 in this outing.
Los Angeles is 4-8-0 against the spread this season.
The Trail Blazers have a 5-6-0 record against the spread this year.
Lakers Stats & Insights
The Lakers have been outscored by 3.1 points per game (scoring 112.8 points per game to rank 16th in the league while giving up 115.9 per outing to rank 21st in the NBA) and have a -37 scoring differential overall.
The Lakers lose the rebound battle by an average of 2.1 boards. They are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game (18th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 45.7 per outing.
Los Angeles makes 10.1 three-pointers per game (29th in the league) at a 34.3% rate (22nd in the NBA), compared to the 14.2 per contest its opponents make while shooting 37.3% from deep.
The Lakers’ 110.9 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 25th in the NBA, and the 114.0 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 16th in the league.
During the 2023-24 season, the Lakers score 6.3 more points per home game on average than on the road (116.0 at home, 109.7 on the road), but are giving up 10.2 fewer points per home game compared to road games (110.8 at home, 121.0 on the road).
Trail Blazers Stats & Insights
The Trail Blazers have a -77 scoring differential, falling short by 7.0 points per game. They’re putting up 104.7 points per game, 30th in the league, and are allowing 111.7 per contest to rank 10th in the NBA.
Portland loses the rebound battle by an average of 4.1 boards. It grabs 42.5 rebounds per game (21st in league) compared to its opponents’ 46.6.
The Trail Blazers make 10.2 three-pointers per game (28th in the league) at a 31.2% rate (30th in NBA), compared to the 10.1 their opponents make, shooting 32.3% from deep.
The Trail Blazers average 104.8 points per 100 possessions (30th in league), while conceding 111.8 points per 100 possessions (ninth in NBA).
At home, Portland averages 101.8 points per game. Away, it averages 106.4.
Lakers Key Players to Watch
Anthony Davis puts up 25.7 points and 12.0 rebounds per game, with 2.7 assists.
LeBron James scores 23.0 points per game and adds 10.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists for the Lakers.
Taurean Prince leads active Lakers in three-point shooting, making an average of 3.0 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Davis has notched 1.7 steals and 2.7 blocks per game.
Trail Blazers Key Players to Watch
Malcolm Brogdon pours in 19.3 points per game and also tacks on 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contest.
This season, Deandre Ayton has a statline of 8.8 points, 1.5 assists and 14.8 rebounds per game.
Brogdon averages 2.5 made threes per game.
The Trail Blazers’ defensive effort gets a lift from Ayton’s 1.5 steals and Toumani Camara’s 1.0 block per game.
Lakers vs. Trail Blazers Prediction
Lakers 112 – Trail Blazers 110
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