Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 2/2/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
Crypto.com Arena is where the Los Angeles Lakers (24-27) will attempt to beat the Portland Trail Blazers (21-30) on Wednesday.
The Trail Blazers played the Thunder and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 98-81 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Trail Blazers walked away with 20 while the Thunder accumulated 12 personal fouls. They converted 12 out of their 41 shots from three-point range. Oklahoma City finished shooting 94.1% at the free throw line by making 16 of 17 shots. Additionally, Oklahoma City snagged 39 rebounds (11 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Oklahoma City recorded 50 dimes and had 22 steals for the game. Concerning defending, Portland let their opponent shoot 40.7% from the floor on 35 out of 86 shooting. They also dished out 18 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 3 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned 41 with 6 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Trail Blazers converted 6 of 8 tries for a rate of 75.0%. Portland finished the game having earned a 42.0% FG percentage (34 of 81) and converted 7 of 38 shots from downtown.
CJ McCollum is one guy who played a role for the matchup. McCollum finished the game shooting 58.8% from the floor and also earned 7 assists. He was on the hardwood for 39 minutes and also snagged 3 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 10 out of 17 shooting.
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Portland will take the court with a win-loss record of 21-30 on the season. They currently have an average of 108.4 pts per game (17th in basketball) while going 45.1% from the floor. The Trail Blazers are shooting 36.0% on three-point attempts (697 of 1,937) and 76.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Portland is grabbing 43.4 boards per game and has accounted for 1,158 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 23rd in the league in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 13.9 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Trail Blazers have forced 13.5 turnovers every game while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They are 29th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,320 relinquished this year. The Trail Blazers are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.5% (2,095 of 4,410) and they surrender 43.5 boards per game as a squad. They are surrendering 36.8% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 26th in basketball in opponents points per game (112.4).
For their last game, the Lakers went home defeated by a final of 129-121 when they played the Hawks. The Lakers pulled down 32 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 38 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 5 steals for the game. The Hawks were called for 12 fouls for the game which took the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 52.2%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Los Angeles buried 15 of their 35 tries (42.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Lakers went 47 out of 87 from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.0%. The Lakers permitted the Hawks to make 49 of 84 attempts from the field which left them shooting 58.3% for this contest. They finished 32.3% from beyond the arc by going 10 of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 32 at the free throw line (65.6%). In relation to rebounds, Los Angeles permitted Atlanta to collect 37 overall (8 offensive).
Malik Monk ended up being a major contributor for the Lakers in the matchup. He made 12 of 19 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 63.2%, and had 10 rebounds. Monk scored 33 points in his 38 mins of playing time and had 5 dimes for this contest.
Los Angeles has a record of 24-27 so far this season. The Lakers are committing 20.3 fouls per game and they connect on 73.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.0 times per contest (16th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per game. Los Angeles has scored 5,660 points for the season (111.0 per contest) and they collect 44.5 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Lakers are shooting 46.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 10th in the league.
The Los Angeles defense concedes 34.4% on 3-pointers (644 of 1,874) and their opponents are making 75.3% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 25.8 dimes and 47.1 boards per game, which is 29th and 27th in the NBA. The Lakers defensively are ranked 27th in the NBA in PPG given up with 112.6. They are forcing 14.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (17th in the league).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland
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