Blazers vs. Lakers Prediction
Are the Portland Trail Blazers a great bet to cover the point spread against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Los Angeles. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lakers are 3-point home favorites to beat the Trail Blazers, who opened as 2-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, now sits at 203 points after hitting the board at 202.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Los Angeles. As of Saturday afternoon, the Lakers were receiving 62% of the betting tickets and 93% of the money to cover the small point spread.
Injury Report: Damian Lillard is out tonight for the Blazers due to a hamstring injury. CJ Wilcox, meanwhile, is out with a knee injury. On the other side, Brook Lopez (ankle) is out for the Lakers.
Who We Like: Portland. The Trail Blazers have covered the point spread in 21 of their last 29 games in Los Angeles. They're also 42-17 against the number in their last 59 games versus the Lakers and the road team has also covered the spread in four straight meetings between these two teams.
The Blazers are also 9-2-2 against the spread in their last 13 games playing on no rest. They're also 6-2 against the number in their last eight games overall, are 18-7-1 against the spread in their last 26 road games and are 4-1-1 at the betting window in their last six road games versus a team with a losing home record.
On the other side, the Lakers have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games when playing on no rest.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS +3