The Portland Trail Blazers (21-24) host the Los Angeles Lakers (21-25) at Moda Center, beginning at 9:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 22, 2023. The Trail Blazers are 5.5-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the squads this season. The over/under for this game is 239.5.
How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Lakers
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -210 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +175 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 239.5 points.
Trail Blazers vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, January 22, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ROOT
- Location: Portland, Oregon
- Arena: Moda Center
Trail Blazers vs. Lakers Betting Trends
The Trail Blazers have 22 wins against the spread in 45 games this year. Portland has come away with 12 wins in the 21 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Trail Blazers games this year have hit the over on 20 of 46 set point totals.
In the Lakers’ 46 games this season, they have 21 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has won 41.2% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (14-20). Lakers games this year have gone over the total in 25 of 46 opportunities (54.3%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Trail Blazers: Gary Payton: Probable (Calf), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist)
Lakers: LeBron James: Questionable (Ankle), Austin Reaves: Out (Hamstring), Lonnie Walker: Out (Tailbone), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers
On offense, Portland is scoring 112.9 points per game (17th-ranked in league). It is allowing 112.6 points per contest at the other end (13th-ranked). Offensively the Trail Blazers have fared better in home games this season, putting up 118.4 points per game, compared to 108.4 per game away from home. On the offensive side of the ball, the Trail Blazers have increased their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 114.8 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 112.9 they’ve put up over the course of this year.
With 12.5 three-pointers per game, Portland ranks 10th in the NBA. It owns a 36.8% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks ninth in the league. Of the shots taken by the Trail Blazers in 2022-23, 59.7% of them have been two-pointers (68.9% of the team’s made baskets) and 40.3% have been from beyond three-point land (31.1%).
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
In 2022-23, Los Angeles is seventh in the league offensively (117 points scored per game) and fourth-worst on defense (118.1 points conceded). The Lakers average 118.1 points per game at home, and 115.9 away. Over their last 10 games, the Lakers are averaging 120.8 points per game, 3.8 more than their season average (117).
Beyond the arc, Los Angeles is worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.4). And it is fifth-worst in 3-point percentage at 33.7%. In 2022-23, the Lakers have taken 34.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 65.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 24% of the Lakers’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 76% have been 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Trail Blazers, and we project that Lakers will cover the spread (Trail Blazers -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 239.5 points.
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