Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers - 2/2/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers - 2/2/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (24-27) vs Portland Trail Blazers (21-30)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -3 -- Over/Under: 222 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 20.6 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Norman Powell is averaging 18.3 points and 2.1 assists. Anfernee Simons is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.1 points and 7.7 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23 points and 9.7 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.

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The Trail Blazers are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lakers are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The over is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 overall. The over is 9-4 in Lakers last 13 overall. The Trail Blazers are 14-5 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

These are two teams heading in the wrong direction, and you shouldn't be eager to back either side. However, the Los Angeles Lakers are expected to get AD back, and they do have the edge at home. The Portland Trail Blazers lose on the road by an average of nine points, and they're 8-16 against the spread as well. The Los Angeles Lakers should win this game, but we've said that a lot this season. I'll still lay the bucket with the Lakers at home.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -3

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