Portland Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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The Portland Blazers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 2.5 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 10-3. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 9.7 as they average 115.8 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 7-6 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 116.2 points per game and surrender 115.5, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 10-3-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 4-9-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/13/18 PG Damian Lillard Knee is questionable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
11/13/18 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is questionable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Damian Lillard averages 26.0 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
LeBron James averages 26.4 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Kyle Kuzma averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 115.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.2 per game. The Blazers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 116.2 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Lakers are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Lakers surrender 115.5 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 47.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers were 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game last season.
The Blazers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 115.5 is ranked 6th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Portland is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Lakers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 18th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 104.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +2.5
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