Lakers vs Trail Blazers Prediction - NBA Picks 11/17/23

Portland Trail Blazers (3-8) vs Los Angeles Lakers (6-6)

Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers have split their last 8 games and are coming off a loss to the Sacramento Kings. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 5 of their last 6 road games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.8 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.6 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.1 points and 11.6 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Lakers Player Facts

  • Cam Reddish ranks 16th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.6) this season.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers look to snap a 5-game losing streak and are fresh off a blowout loss to the Cavaliers. The Trail Blazers have lost 3 of their last 4 home games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 104.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 22.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Shaedon Sharpe is averaging 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Anfernee Simons is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Player Facts

  • Deandre Ayton ranks T6th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (11.5) this season.
  • Jerami Grant ranks 24th amongst qualified players for points per game (22.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for points per game this season (104.7).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (21.9).
  • The Lakers rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.8).
  • The Lakers rank 1st in the league for opponent free throws made per game this season (13.8).

Randy’s Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers should be favored and need to take advantage of games like this to improve in the standings. However, the Lakers are banged up and underachieving and LeBron is questionable at the moment. The Portland Trail Blazers aren't winning games, but they've covered 5 of 11 games, and they hung around with the Lakers last week on the road. I'll take a shot with the Trail Blazers and the points at home. 

Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +7.5

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