Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers: prediction for NBA match

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers: prediction for NBA match

Los Angeles Lakers

01/01/2022, at 02:30 GMT
NBA

Odds: 1.75

01/01/2022, at 02:30 GMT
NBA

Odds: 1.75

Portland Trail Blazers

Over the last 20 head-to-head confrontations of these rivals, we have full parity in victories. Portland and the Lakers have won 10 matches each. Teams played 3 head-to-head matches last year.

Los Angeles Lakers

The “Lakes” somehow manage to take the seventh place, although recently they have been demonstrating terrible basketball. This season, the game did not go well at all and many blame the head coach and LeBron James, who tried to take the process into their own hands, but nothing came of it.

Of course, the Lakes have more than enough time to rebuild, wait for the key players to return from the infirmary and regain their place in the playoff zone, but now the club is losing points too often. In the previous meeting Frank Vogel's guys stayed in Memphis, where they tried to deal with the Grizzlies, but lost (99:104).

Everything seemed to be going according to plan, however, after the break the Lakers began to openly sag and in the last quarter they failed altogether (16:26). King James scored a double-double that evening, although Ja Morant showed an even better result. In short, the Los Angeles club continues to seek balance.

Portland Trail Blazers

The Blazers are ahead of the top three outsiders in the Western Conference, but this figure is unlikely to please anyone. The team is capable of demonstrating the best result and generally deserves a place in the top ten, but injuries and quarantine make their own adjustments.

“Portland” have lost three times in a row and you can imagine the mood with which they are approaching the next confrontation. Recall that the team did not have enough strength in the match with New Orleans (97:111), then Chauncey Billups' charges were defeated at home arena by Dallas (117:132) and in the previous match they lost to Utah (105:120 ) and again within the native walls.

It is very difficult for the "trackers" now, however, it is unlikely that their plans include being left without the playoffs. we are glad that Damian Lillard is in the ranks, who is not easy without support, but the 31-year-old point guard is trying to fix the situation somehow.

Prediction

The Lakes have lost their last three home matches and the club generally acts without much motivation. LeBron James remains the Lakers' leader, but even his individual actions are not helping. Frank Vogel's charges will try to squeeze the most out of the meeting this time, although the opponent needs victory no less.

“Portland” looks good in personal confrontations, which inspires hope. Damian Lillard and company are striving to at least regain their place in the play-in zone, therefore they are focused only on winning. Considering the whole situation, we assume that the guests now look no worse than their opponents.

Our prediction is a handicap (+7.5) points on the Portland Trail Blazers for a coefficient of 1.75 in BC 1xBet.

Both opponents practice attacking basketball, but given the problems with the line-up and recent failures, teams are unlikely to be fixated on the spectacle. Rather, on the contrary, we will see a lot of struggle, so we suggest betting on the bottom.

Second bet is for the total under 236.5 points for 1.53.

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