Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/2/2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 8.5 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 3-4. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.2 as they are averaging 103.4 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Blazers have an overall mark of 4-3. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.6 points per contest and giving up 98.3, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 3-3-1 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
10/31/17 F Noah Vonleh Shoulder is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Utah
10/28/17 F Meyers Leonard Ankle is OUT 4-6 weeks
Lonzo Ball averages 10.4 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 19.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 23.2 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Los Angeles averages 103.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.14 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 18.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 98.3 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16.1 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 41 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game this season. Portland is 9th in the league with 107.6 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 9.29. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 49.7 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Blazers are 28th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Lakers are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 98.9, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Los Angeles is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league.
Portland is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 27th in the league. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 24th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +8.5
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