Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 23 (10/23): NBA
- Tactical Picks
- Oct 24, 2022, 1:42:57 AM
|Time||10:00 p.m. EST|
|Trail Blazers money line||+150|
|Trail Blazers spread||+4 (-110)|
|Lakers money line||-175|
|Lakers spread||-4 (-110)|
|Over / under||225.5|
2022-2023 season stats
|Portland Trail Blazers||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Road / home record||0-0||0-1|
|Points per game||0.00||109.00|
|Points allowed per game||0.00||123.00|
|Rebounds per game||0.00||48.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||0.00||48.00|
|Over / under record||0-0||1-0|
The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers for their first game of the 22-23 season on Thursday night. These teams met 4 times last season and the Trail Blazers destroyed the Lakers beating the 4 times.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers have also lost 4 of their last 5 games and are 17-21 at home with a 27-47 record overall ranking 4th in the Northwest division. The Trail Blazers have gone 1-12 against division opponents. Portland gives up 114.6 points and has been outscored by 7.5 points per game.
Anfernee Simons is scoring 17.3 points per game with 2.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Trail Blazers. Trendon Watford is averaging 16.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists over the last 10 games for Portland.
The team is 2-8 in the last 10 games, averaging 106.3 points, 42.4 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 8.3 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.6 points per game.
The team acquired John Wall in the offseason who started in 40 games last season averaging 20.6 points per game and 6.9 assists per game.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers had a disapointing season and were only 12-29 on the road with a 33-49 record overall ranking fourth in the Pacific Division and they started this season with a loss against the defending champions the Warriors. James had 31 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, while Russell Westbrook scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds after nursing a sore left hamstring. Anthony Davis added 27 points
Last season, LeBron James averaged 30.3 points while shooting 35.9% from beyond the arc. Westbrook was shooting 47.9% and averaging 17.8 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
In their last 10 games the Lakers are 2-8, averaging 115.7 points, 41.2 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.7 points.
The team made some additions in the offseason as they signed Patrick Beverly, Dennis Schroeder, Lonnie Walker, Thomas Bryant, and Dwayne Bacon. Their new coach is former Milwaukee assistant Darvin Ham.
LA Trail Blazers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against LA Lakers.
LA Trail Blazers are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against LA Lakers.
LA Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
LA Trail Blazers are 10-0 ATS in their last 10 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Lakers' last 14 games.
LA Lakers are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games.
LA Lakers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The Trail Blazers had a great start of the season as they already beat the Suns and the Kings. They have looked great offensively scoring an average of 114 points per game while the Lakers didn't look good against the Warriors and the Clippers. The wrong team is favorite here so go with the Blazers to cover the spread or even win the game.
PICK: Trail Blazers +4 (-110)
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