Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 2/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT Sports
Moda Center is the location where the Portland Trail Blazers will try to beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.
The Lakers played the Warriors and walked away with a win by a score of 109-103 in their last game. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest with a 44.9% field goal percentage (40 of 89) and buried 8 out of their 25 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Lakers knocked down 21 of 26 tries for a rate of 80.8%. When talking about grabbing boards, they earned 52 with 10 of them being offensive. They also dished out 19 assists for the matchup while creating 15 turnovers and having 4 steals. In relation to the defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 41.7% from the floor on 40 out of 96 shooting. Golden State earned 31 assists and had 11 steals for the contest. On top of that, Golden State had 43 rebounds (7 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Golden State finished the game at 91.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 11 of 12 attempts. They made 12 out of their 44 tries from 3-point range. Regarding personal fouls, the Lakers walked away with 12 and the Warriors had 21 personal fouls.
Dennis Schroder is one guy who came through for the matchup. He walked away with 26 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 mins played and totaled 3 boards. Schroder shot 58.3% from the floor and recorded 3 assists.
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Los Angeles will enter this contest with a record of 26-31 this season. They are averaging 117.0 points per game (7th in basketball) while hitting 48.2% from the field. The Lakers are hitting 33.8% on shots from 3-point land (594 of 1,755) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Los Angeles is collecting 45.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,429 assists on the season, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 14.1 times per contest and as a team are committing 18.4 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Lakers are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.2 fouls. They surrender 34.5% from 3-point land and they are 27th in basketball in points per game allowed (118.3). The Lakers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.3% (2,533 of 5,359) and they surrender 45.6 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 25th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,476 relinquished so far this year.
When they last played, the Trail Blazers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 138-129 when they faced the Thunder. The Trail Blazers snagged 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 18 times, while getting 3 steals in this matchup. The Thunder earned 26 personal fouls in the game which got the Trail Blazers to the charity stripe for 31 attempts. They were able to make 29 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 93.5%. Concerning shots from distance, Portland converted 16 of 40 attempts (40.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Trail Blazers went 42 for 76 from the field which gave them a percentage of 55.3%. The Trail Blazers allowed the Thunder to make 47 of their 83 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 56.6% in this game. They finished 50.0% from 3-point land by shooting 12 out of 24 and ended up shooting 32 out of 35 from the free throw line (91.4%). In regard to rebounds, Portland allowed Oklahoma City to snag 29 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Damian Lillard ended up being a major contributor for the Trail Blazers in this contest. He buried 10 out of 18 in the game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and tallied 2 rebounds. Lillard accumulated 38 points in his 36 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 9 assists for this game.
Portland has a win-loss record of 27-29 on the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Trail Blazers are connecting on 48.3% from the field, which ranks 7th in the league. Portland has accounted for 6,435 points for the season (114.9 per game) and they pull down 41.6 boards per game. They are earning an assist 24.3 times per game (22nd in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per contest. The Trail Blazers commit 20.7 fouls per game and they connect on 80.3% from the free throw line.
The Trail Blazers are ranked 18th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 114.8. They have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.3% from the field (26th in basketball). The Portland defense gives up 36.8% from downtown (668 of 1,813) and their opposition knocks down 78.4% of their foul shots. They give up 26.0 assists and 41.1 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 25th and 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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