Portland Trailblazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 10/11/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trailblazers
NBA Basketball: Tuesday October 11, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +2 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trailblazers take the hardwood with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers will be shooting for another victory after outscoring visiting Denver 124-115 on Sunday. A 39-30 4th quarter broke open a tie game for the LAL with both teams running the floor and scoring throughout. The Lakers burned the nets at 53% with the Nuggets countering at a not too shabby 47.6% with the big difference being the Nuggets 14-6 deficit from beyond the arc. De’Angelo Russell poured in a game high 33 points for Los Angeles on 13-19 shooting followed by a 25 point performance from Louis Williams. Julius Randle gave the Lakers another 16 points while Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson contributed 14 and 12 points respectively.
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The Portland Trailblazers will be looking for another win after downing the Phoenix Suns 115-110 on Friday night. This was a close contest throughout with the Trailblazers winning the 4th period by three points to squeeze out the win. The Suns were the better shooting squad at over 46% to 41.6% but Portland had a massive 35-14 advantage at the charity stripe to overcome poor marksmanship. Shabazz Napier led a balanced Blazers attack with 20 points and six yanks with Damian Lillard dropping 18 points on a combined 11-26 shooting. Evan Turner and Noah Vonieh netted 14 points apiece with the latter grabbing a game high 14 rebounds while CJ McCollum chipped in with 13 points in a balanced Portland attack.
The over is 4-0 in Portland last 4 games following a straight up win and Portland are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game while the over is 6-1 in Portland last 7 overall. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and the under is 6-1 in Lakers last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game while the Lakers are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. The Trail Blazers are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and the Trail Blazers are 39-15 ATS in the last 54 meetings while the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
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