Saturday, January 23, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 9-35 and a road record of 4-21. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.9 as they are averaging 96.3 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 19-26 and a home record of 10-10. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.2 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.3 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Los Angeles averages 96.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.1 per game. The Lakers allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.4 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Portland averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 20th with 15 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-25-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 19-25-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 23-22-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 24-20-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/21/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee doubtful Friday vs. San Antonio
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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