Lakers at Trail Blazers - 1/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (9-35) at Portland Trail Blazers (19-26)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, CSNN
The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday night at the Moda Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a win to snap a tough five-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.3 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.3 points and four rebounds while Lou Williams is averaging 15.5 points and 2.7 assists. Jordan Clarkson is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.5 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 12 of their last 14 road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 101.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 45 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.3 points and seven assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.2 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last 10 home games.
The Lakers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 14-39-1 ATS in their last 54 vs. Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 Saturday games. The Lakers are 7-20 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Portland and 15-38 ATS in the last 53 meetings overall.
I'm not comfortable with the big chalk in this spot. Instead, I'm going to side with the under. The Lakers played last night and continue to shoot a subpar percentage. The under is also 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams. Give me the under.