Lakers vs. Blazers Prediction

Thursday NBA Predictions: Lakers vs. Blazers to be high-scoring? 1/5/17

Will tonight's Lakers and Trail Blazers game at 10:30PM ET go over the total for bettors?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Blazers are now 4-point home favorites versus the Lakers after opening as a 3.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 214 and has been bet up a full point to 215.

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LOS ANGELES KEY TRENDS: The Lakers have been a horrible play on the road, covering in just 10 of their last 14 road games. They're also just 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games versus Western Conference foes, are 5-13 at the betting window in their last 18 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game, and are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games when playing on one day of rest.

PORTLAND KEY TRENDS: The Trail Blazers have covered in four of their last five games overall and have hit in five of their last seven home games as well. They're 4-1 against the spread in their last five games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game but are just 1-8 against the number in their last nine games playing on back-to-back nights. They're also just 6-14 against the spread in their last 20 conference games as well.

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OUR PREDICTION: The over has hit in 11 of the last 16 meetings between these two teams when the game is in Portland and is 11-2 in the Trail Blazers' last 13 games when they play on Thursday night. The over is also 10-1 in the Lakers' last 11 games when playing an opponent with a losing record, is 4-1 in their last five games coming off a win of more than 10 points, and is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall coming off a win.

 

THURSDAY NBA PREDICTION: LAKERS/TRAIL BLAZERS OVER 215

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