Following a busy deadline for trades The new-look Lakers may be set to take on a run. They’re in good shape to continue their run on Monday, when they travel to Portland. Find out the reasons in our Lakers matchup. Trail Blazers NBA betting picks.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ recent record might not be pretty. However, they may be on the edge of winning a few games.
Los Angeles became stronger at the trade deadline and following the first game using the new team, yet another win is right around the corner.
While injuries have been ravaging teams like the Portland Trail Bazers over the past month. In addition to this, they’re facing some obvious flaws. Can there be a way to allow L.A. to prevail in the road, despite its bad performance when away from its home?
Let’s look at this game in our Lakers against. Trail Blazers NBA betting picks and predictions.
Lakers Vs Trail Blazers picks and predictions:
It’s a good feeling to see the Los Angeles Lakers seem to be a team quite a bit on the rise. The introduction that of Rui Hachimura has breathed some new life into the team and the team appears to be more powerful than before thanks to returning D’Angelo Russo and the removal from Russell Westbrook. Malik Beasley also will aid Los Angeles’ weak perimeter shooting. Even though it was a bit disappointing that he went 0-for-6 in his first game in the Lakers.
There’s no reason not to believe that this team will keep up the level of play that we witnessed during the match against Golden State, which resulted in the Lakers winning their first time in the span of four games. The Lakers had a fiery defensive score of 97.2 while outscoring Golden State by 5.7 points per 100 possessions.
The whole thing happened without LeBron James in the court. There’s a good chance that he’ll play with the Portland Trail Blazers, despite the doubtful label. Anthony Davis is probable after providing the Lakers several crucial defensive defences to the Warriors.
There’s a good chance that the Lakers are in full force on Monday. If that’s the case I’m sure they’ll prevail. Jusuf Nurkic is still inactive to the Trail Blazers, and without his presence, Portland isn’t going to be able to create any momentum inside against Davis. And to make matters worse, Jerami Grant remains in the concussion protocol and that could really hurt the Blazers offensively.
L.A. has looked pretty at ease in defence. With new offensive players that make the team appear proficient on the opposite side of the ball Portland’s defensive weaknesses will be exposed in another devastating loss.
Lakers Vs. Trail Blazers spread analysis:
The Lakers have only covered once during the five previous games. They’re 13-16-1 against spreads at home and 19-22-1 against the spread as underdogs. This is the bad news. The positive news? L.A. is 12-12-1 ATS after a win. This is an impressive number considering the team’s ATS record of 26-30-1 across all games.
I’ll certainly be backing Los Angeles against the spread since Los Angeles is receiving one point from betting companies. This is a significant change from the initial number of 2.5 points. If things continue to go in the positive direction. The Lakers could end becoming the favourite in this game. They’re already on the list of picks on DraftKings.
At present 66% of tickets available at DraftKings have been sold to the Laker. Furthermore, more than 68% of that money goes to the road team as well. Although, Los Angeles is still the open play. But, you should always get a larger amount of money in your favour as opposed to the proportion of tickets.