Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 8/24/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Monday, August 24, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -7.5
AdventHealth Arena is the venue where Hassan Whiteside and the Portland Trail Blazers will play the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday in Game 4 of their series. Los Angeles opens this game as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 226.5.
L.A. leads the series 2-1 after winning Game 3 by a score of 116-108. LeBron James dominated in the win, scoring 38 points with 12 rebounds, and 8 assists. Damian Lillard was almost as spectacular in defeat, collecting 34 pts, 5 boards, and 7 dimes.
The Lakers are covering 52.0% of the time, having gone 38-35-1 ATS. Portland is covering 44.0% of the time, going 33-42-3 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
08/22/20 PG Rajon Rondo Back is questionable Monday vs Portland
06/28/20 SG Avery Bradley Personal is out for season
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
08/21/20 PF Zach Collins Ankle is out for season
08/18/20 SF Nassir Little Dizziness is out indefinitely
06/28/20 SF Trevor Ariza Personal is out for season
Kyle Kuzma averages 12.8 points per contest in 25.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. LeBron James comes into this game averaging 25.3 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 10.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Damian Lillard averages 30.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes 8.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Hassan Whiteside scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 13.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 107.6 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 113.4 points per contest, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 45.7 boards per contest and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers give up 116.2 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.9 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 46.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest. Portland is 6th in the NBA with 115.1 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.2 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 20.6. The Blazers are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.8.
The Lakers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Los Angeles is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 24th in the league.
Portland is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 16th in the league. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Portland +7.5 and over 226.5 total points
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