Trail Blazers vs Lakers Prediction NBA Picks 1/21/24

Los Angeles Lakers (22-22) vs Portland Trail Blazers (12-29)

Game Info: Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Portland Trail Blazers look to win 3 straight games for the first time since November. The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers rebounded from a loss to the Suns with wins over the Nets and Pacers. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 49.6 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.9 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 21.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. Shaedon Sharpe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers recently beat the Thunder and Mavericks while losing to the Nets. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 25.2 points and 12.1 rebounds, while LeBron James is averaging 24.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (14.4).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (30.4).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for points per game this season (107.5).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (22.1).

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction

The Los Angeles Lakers are the better team, obviously, and should be favored at home, but laying double-digit chalk with them simply isn't ideal. The Lakers have issues winning games consistently, let alone by margin. The Lakers just lost outright to the Nets as 7 point favorites, and they've failed to cover 7 of their last 10 games. And for what it's worth, the Trail Blazers are coming off two straight wins and have covered 3 straight games. Give me the Blazers and the points.

Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +10.5

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