Trail Blazers vs. Lakers - 2/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (13-38) at Portland Trail Blazers (35-17)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -14 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, KGW
The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers play Wednesday night at the Moda Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five straight games and play their fifth road game of the month. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 99.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting and are allowing 106.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Nick Young is averaging 13.6 points and 1.1 assists while Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.6 assists and Wesley Johnson is shooting 40.3 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers have allowed 100-plus points in five of their last six games and are allowing teams to shoot 48 percent from the field in their last five games. The Lakers continue to remain somewhat competitive but their lack of defense each night continues to be their biggest downfall.
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The Portland Trail Blazers hope to get back on track after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and are allowing 97.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.7 points and 10.3 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.6 points and 6.3 assists. Wesley Matthews is shooting 45.3 percent from the field and Robin Lopez is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers have held six of their last nine opponents under 100 points and are allowing 41.6 percent shooting in their last five games. The Trail Blazers are at their best when they dig in defensively first. Chris Kaman is expected to miss this game with an ankle injury.
The Lakers are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Lakers are 7-18 ATS in the last 25 meetings in Portland and 16-35 ATS in the last 51 meetings overall.
I'm not laying this much chalk with a Lakers team that can put up points. However, I like the over in this spot. The Lakers continue to not play defense, and the over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Portland.