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Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers 10/23/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Portland Trail Blazers (2-0) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (0-2)
October 23, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -3.5; Over/Under: +224
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Portland Trail Blazers look to get off to a 3-0 start. The Los Angeles Lakers are still looking for their first victory.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 30.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 19 points and 3 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Hart is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 103 points on 38.8 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while LeBron James is averaging 25.5 points and 12.5 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 22.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.

The Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Lakers are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 5-0 in Trail Blazers last 5 road games. The over is 6-2 in Lakers last 8 Sunday games. The Trail Blazers are 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Lakers can’t score the basketball, and their outside shooting is downright pathetic. The Portland Trail Blazers have played with a slower pace through 2 games, and their defense has been respectable. The under has hit in the Trail Blazers last 7 games. This total is fairly high given the scoring issues of the Lakers. Give me the under in this spot.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Under 224

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