Trail Blazers vs. Lakers Prediction

NBA Predictions: Trail Blazers vs. Lakers to be Defensive Struggle? 3/5/18

The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers will conclude Monday night's slate in the NBA. Will the game fall under the total for bettors?

Game Snapshot

(713) Portland Trail Blazers at (714) Los Angeles Lakers

Monday, March 5, 2018, 10:30 p.m. ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Trail Blazers are 2.5-point home favorites to beat the Lakers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 225 points.

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LINE MOVEMENT

While the point spread has not budged off the original number of 2.5, the over/under has gone from 223.5 up to 225 at the majority of online sportsbooks.

PUBLIC BETTING

As of this writing, 57% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Trail Blazers to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 62% of the betting tickets are on the over.

KEY INJURY TO WATCH

None. Maurice Harkless (knee) is questionable for the Trail Blazers while Brandon Ingram (hip) is out for the Lakers.

BETTING STRATEGY

The under is a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles and has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 4-1 in the Trail Blazers' last five games, is 4-1 in their last five road games, and has cashed in six of their last seven games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Lakers' last six games versus a team with a winning record.

 

OUR PREDICTION: TRAIL BLAZERS/LAKERS UNDER 224.5

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