Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers - 11/6/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (4-5) vs Los Angeles Lakers (5-4)
Game Info: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win to get back to a .500 record.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 25.4 points and 2.9 assists, while LeBron James is averaging 24.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 111 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 23.4 points and 3.8 assists, while Damian Lillard is averaging 19.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 11.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Trail Blazers last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 overall. The Lakers are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Portland and 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
I'm not thrilled about laying juice with a shaky at best Portland Trail Blazers team on the end of a back to back. However, the Los Angeles Lakers may be without their two best players, as LeBron is already ruled out and AD is dealing with a thumb injury. Even at full strength, the Lakers haven't looked all that great. I don't want to get behind the Lakers. For me, it's the Trail Blazers at home or pass.
Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -4.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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