Sunday, November 22, 2015
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, November 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has Portland as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 5-9 and a road record of 2-6. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 100.7 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 2-10 and a home record of 1-4. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 98.7 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of -6.6.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.1 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.1 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Julius Randle averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Portland averages 100.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.4 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 98.7 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 18th with 15.3 per game. The Lakers allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Lakers force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 8-5-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 4-8-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
11/12/15 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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