Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 2/9/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT SPORTS
The Los Angeles Lakers (26-28) are en route to Moda Center on Wednesday where they will go up against the Portland Trail Blazers (21-33).
The Lakers faced off with the Knicks and earned the victory with a final of 122-115 in their last game. Los Angeles ended having earned a 47.1% field goal percentage (48 of 102) and buried 9 out of their 34 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Lakers made 17 of 28 shots for a percentage of 60.7%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 57 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 29 dimes for the contest while forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and having 8 steals. In relation to defense, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 39.8% from the floor on 39 out of 98 shooting. New York earned 56 assists and had 24 steals for this contest. Additionally, New York grabbed 41 boards (15 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 7 rejections. New York finished the game at 72.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 26 of their 36 attempts. They converted 11 of their 38 shots from 3-point land. When talking about fouls, the Lakers ended up walking away with 23 while the Knicks accounted for 14 fouls.
Anthony Davis is someone who came through in this game. He was able to score 28 points on 13 out of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 41 minutes played and collected 17 rebounds. Davis finished the contest at 68.4% from the field and dished out 3 assists.
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Los Angeles comes into this one with a win-loss record of 26-28 on the season. They are averaging 110.9 points per game (11th in basketball) while going 46.4% from the field. The Lakers are shooting 34.8% on shots from downtown (648 of 1,863) and 72.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,299 dimes this season, which is 14th in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 14.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.2 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Lakers are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers every game while drawing 20.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 28th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,394 relinquished on the campaign. The Lakers defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.4% (2,222 of 4,894) and they relinquish 47.3 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 34.4% on three-point shots while they are 26th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.3).
The last time they took the court, the Trail Blazers went home defeated by a final of 137-108 when they faced the Bucks. The Trail Blazers pulled down 29 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 38 in the game. They also turned it over 16 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. The Bucks committed 10 fouls for the game which got the Trail Blazers to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throws for a clip of 57.1%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Portland made 14 of their 45 tries (31.1%). In all, the Trail Blazers ended up going 41 for 85 from the field which had them sitting at 48.2%. The Trail Blazers permitted the Bucks to bury 49 out of their 92 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.3% for the game. They finished 46.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 23 of 50 and ended up going 16 of 22 at the free throw line (72.7%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Portland permitted Milwaukee to pull down 34 in all (10 on the offensive side).
CJ McCollum ended up being a factor for the Trail Blazers for this game. He converted 7 of 18 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 38.9%, and totaled 2 rebounds. McCollum recorded 17 points in his 27 minutes on the court and had 6 dimes in the matchup.
Portland has a record of 21-33 this season. The Trail Blazers are committing 20.0 fouls every game and they go 76.0% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 22.7 times per contest (25th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 13.9 times per contest. Portland has earned 5,823 pts so far this year (107.8 per game) and they grab 43.7 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Trail Blazers are connecting on 44.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 23rd in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers on defense are ranked 27th in basketball in PPG given up with 112.3. They are forcing 13.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the field (28th in the NBA). The Portland defense allows 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc (735 of 1,987) and their opponents are making 75.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 26.0 assists and 43.8 boards per game, which is ranked 30th and 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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