Trail Blazers vs. Lakers - 11/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (2-12) at Portland Trail Blazers (6-10)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, KGW
The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday night at the Moda Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for their second road win after a brutal 2-12 start to the year. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.7 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 15.2 points and 3.5 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 14.9 points and 2.8 rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 2.9 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are forcing only 11 turnovers per game and getting just 59.3 points from their starting unit. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 17 of their last 20 road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers could also use a victory after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 100.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.1 points and 7.2 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 19.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Mason Plumlee is dishing 2.5 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are getting 74.2 points from their starters and are 6-5 this year when scoring 100 or more points. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost five of their last eight regular season home games.
The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Lakers are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Portland and 15-37 ATS in the last 52 meetings overall.
The Lakers are simply a bad basketball team and haven't shown many signs of turning that around. Portland is a lot better than expected and should be able to have its way with the Lakers, like most teams this season.