Blazers vs Lakers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/31/2020
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -10.5
Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers (21-27, 4th in the Northwest Division) are headed to Staples Center on Friday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Lakers (36-10, 1st in the Pacific Division). Los Angeles opens this matchup as 10.5 point favorites. The total is set at 228.5.
The Blazers are covering 39.1% of the time, having gone 18-28-2 ATS. Los Angeles covers the spread 53.3% of the time, going 24-21-1 against the spread.
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/25/19 PF Zach Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
10/19/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg is out indefinitely
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/19/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee is out for season
01/27/20 C JaVale McGee Illness is questionable Friday vs Portland
Hassan Whiteside averages 15.6 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 14.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 29.0 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Anthony Davis averages 26.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 87%. LeBron James averages 25.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 10.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 114.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league. Portland averages 113.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 46.0 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 106.3 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest, and 3rd with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game. Los Angeles is 8th in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 25.8. The Lakers are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Blazers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 113.2, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 27th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Portland is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league. The Lakers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland +10.5
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