Lakers Vs Trail Blazers Line & Expert PickNoah Williams
Two of the most disappointing teams in the NBA will clash in the second game of an ESPN double-header when the Los Angeles Lakers meet the Portland Trail Blazers. The NBA betting line favors the Blazers by 10-points. Tip-off is this Wednesday, January 25th at 10:30 PM ET on ESPN from the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.
Portland knocked off Boston 127-123 in overtime last Saturday to end a four-game losing streak and finish a four-game road trip in winning fashion. The Blazers had won only six of their previous 23 games.
The Lakers will come to Portland off a 122-73 undressing at Dallas on Sunday — the most one-sided loss in franchise history.
Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers Spread & ATS Pick
What: Los Angeles Lakers (16-32) at Portland Trail Blazers (19-27)
When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Start Time: 10:30 PM ET
Where: Portland, OR
Stadium: Moda Center
Spread: Blazers -10
Moneyline: Portland -500
Game Total: 220
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Los Angeles vs Portland
Why Bet The Los Angeles Lakers To Beat The Blazers
The Lakers have dropped six of their last seven games, including a 122-73 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. They are 16-32 SU and 20-27-1 ATS this season. They average 104.1 points per game (18th) and allow 110.5 points per game (27th).
Los Angeles shoots 44.5% from the field (21st) and 35.2% from beyond the arch (20th). Shooting guard Louis Williams (17.9 PPG & 3.0 APG) is the leading scorer on the team despite coming off the bench every night. He scored 15 points in the loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Point guard D’Angelo Russell (14.3 PPG & 2.1) is the best scorer of the starting five.
"We didn’t show up to play," Lakers coach Luke Walton said. "It’s embarrassing for us as a team and for us as an organization. The effort just wasn’t there tonight, which I don’t understand."
The Lakers allow 48.0% shooting from the field (30th) and 36.6% from three point land (22nd). They average 43.7 rebounds per game (14th), 3.6 blocks (30th) and 14.6 steals (12th). Power forward Julius Randle leads the team with 8.5 rebounds and Jordan Clarkson 1.25 steals per game.
Why Bet The Portland Trail Blazers To Beat The Lakers
The Blazers beat the Boston Celtics 127-123 in their last outing, snapping a four-game losing streak. They are 19-27 SU and ATS this season. They average 107.5 points per game (8th) and give up 110.5 points per game (26th).
Portland shoots 45.4% from the field (14th) and 35.8% from three-point land (14th). Point guard Damian Lillard (26.2 PPG & 5.9 APG) had 28 points against the Celtics. But it was C.J. McCollum (23.5 PPG & 3.7 APG) who led the offense with 35 points.
"To have that fight in us," Lillard said was the goal. "It would have been easy to say: `We played last night, tough loss, five o’clock game, back-to-back.’ It would have been easy to play hard, show up and let the game slip."
The Blazers allow 45.5% shooting from the field (15th) and 38.2% three-point land (28th). They average 42.6 rebounds per game (23rd), 5.2 blocks (10th) and 7.1 steals (24th). Center Mason Plumlee leads Portland with 7.7 rebounds per game and C.J. McCollum with 1.17 steals.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Trail Blazers are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games following a straight up win.
- Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Lakers are 8-23-1 ATS in their last 32 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Lakers are 9-23 ATS in their last 32 road games.
- Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Lakers Vs Trail Blazers Expert Pick
The Lakers will miss guard D’Angelo Russell, who is expected to miss one to two weeks with an MCL knee strain and calf strain. The Blazers have won 10 straight games against the Lakers dating to April 2014. I am betting the streak hits 11.