Lakers vs Trail Blazers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 28, 2020

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on December 28, 2020

A game after he put up 44 points in a 128-126 win over the Rockets, CJ McCollum leads the Portland Trail Blazers (1-1) on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers (2-1) on Monday, December 28, 2020. The Trail Blazers are underdogs by in the matchup, which tips off at 10:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of December 28, 2020, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Trail Blazers Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 28

Lakers:
Anthony Davis: Out (Right Calf)

Trail Blazers:
Nassir Little: Day To Day (Self Isolating),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

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Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Davis 62 26.1 9.3 3.2 1.5 2.3 1.2
LeBron James 67 25.3 7.8 10.2 1.2 0.5 2.2
Dennis Schroder 65 18.9 3.6 4.0 0.7 0.2 1.9
Montrezl Harrell 63 18.6 7.1 1.7 0.6 1.1 0.0
Kyle Kuzma 61 12.8 4.5 1.3 0.5 0.4 1.4

Trail Blazers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 66 30.0 4.3 8.0 1.1 0.3 4.1
CJ McCollum 70 22.2 4.2 4.4 0.8 0.6 2.8
Carmelo Anthony 58 15.4 6.3 1.5 0.8 0.5 1.5
Robert Covington 48 12.8 6.0 1.2 1.7 1.0 2.3
Robert Covington 22 11.6 8.0 1.5 1.6 2.2 2.4

Shooting Trends

  • The Lakers made 48.2% of their shots from the field last season, which was 2.4 percentage points higher than the Trail Blazers allowed to their opponents (45.8%).
  • Los Angeles went 40-22-2 against the spread and 52-12 overall when it shot better than 45.8% from the field.
  • Portland’s record was 29-24-1 against the spread and 31-23 overall when its opponents made more than 48.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Trail Blazers’ 46% shooting percentage from the field last season was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Lakers gave up to their opponents (44.9%).
  • Portland went 25-20-4 against the spread and 28-21 overall when it shot better than 44.9% from the field.
  • Los Angeles went 39-19 against the spread and 48-10 overall in games it allowed opponents to shoot greater than 46% from the field.
  • The Lakers shot 35% from three-point range last season, 3.2% lower than the 38.2% the Trail Blazers allowed to opponents.
  • Los Angeles had a 22-8-1 record against the spread and a 28-3 record overall when the team knocked down more than 38.2% of its three-point shots.
  • Portland went 20-10-1 against the spread and 19-12 overall when its opponents shot higher than 35% from deep.
  • The Trail Blazers’ three-point shooting percentage last season (37.7%) was just 2.5 percentage points higher than opponents of the Lakers averaged (35.2%).
  • Portland went 25-17-3 ATS and 27-18 overall when the team made more than 35.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles had a 33-21-2 ATS record and a 43-13 straight-up record last season when it connected on more than 37.7% of its three-point shots.
  • The Lakers made 11.3 three-pointers per game last season, 1.5 fewer made shots on average than the 12.8 per game the Trail Blazers gave up.
  • Portland went 19-16-2 against the spread and 19-18 overall when it connected on more threes than its opponents, while Los Angeles went 17-26 ATS and 26-17 straight up in games when it was out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Trail Blazers were the 10th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA a season ago, while the Lakers allowed the ninth-fewest makes from deep.

Lakers vs Trail Blazers Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Trail Blazers AVG Trail Blazers Rank
11th 113.3 Points Scored 114.6 6th
4th 107.3 Points Allowed 116.3 26th
9th 45.4 Rebounds 45.1 13th
7th 10.6 Off. Rebounds 10.1 16th
23rd 11.3 3pt Made 12.8 10th
10th 25.4 Assists 20.4 30th
26th 14.6 Turnovers 12.7 4th

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