Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers: August 24, 2020 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on August 23, 2020

On Monday (August 24, 2020), the Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 2-1) match up against the Portland Trail Blazers (35-39, 2-2) in a game that Los Angeles is currently a solid favorite by 7.5 points. A 224.5-point over/under has been set for the matchup. The clash between these two teams is one of four games slated in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -7.5 -115 -105 224.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Lakers vs Trail Blazers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Trail Blazers (+7.5) Over (224.5) Lakers 115 Trail Blazers 111

Head to Head

Los Angeles has a 4-2 record in head-to-head games against Portland this year. The Lakers have an advantage against the spread as well (4-2) when squaring off against the Trail Blazers.

Lakers vs Trail Blazers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/22/2020 Lakers -7.5 224.5 -336 271 116-108 LAL
8/20/2020 Lakers -6.5 229.5 -279 225 111-88 LAL
8/18/2020 Lakers -6.5 233.5 -269 220 100-93 POR
1/31/2020 Lakers -13 231.5 -981 663 127-119 POR
12/28/2019 Lakers -5 223.5 -220 180 128-120 LAL
12/6/2019 Lakers -4.5 224.5 -196 161 136-113 LAL

Lakers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles and its opponents have converted the over just 35 times in 74 (47.3%) games this season.
  • Against the spread, Los Angeles has been strong this season, posting a 38-35-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Lakers have fared well against the spread, putting up a 17-14-1 record.

Trail Blazers Betting Information

  • In the majority of Portland’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (44 out of 78 games, 56.4%).
  • Portland has covered the spread in less than half of its outings, going 33-41-4 ATS.
  • When they play as 7.5-point underdogs, the Trail Blazers have a record ATS of 5-5-1.

Over/Under Analysis

Lakers vs Trail Blazers Total Facts
Games Over 224.5 % of Games Over 224.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Lakers 31 41.9% 113.2 227.7 107.3 223.1 220.4
Trail Blazers 46 59% 114.5 227.7 115.8 223.1 230.3

Lakers Leaders

  • The Lakers points and rebounds leader is Anthony Davis. He scores 26.1 points per game and adds 9.3 rebounds.
  • Los Angeles’ assists leader is LeBron James, who racks up 10.2 per game.
  • Davis grabs 1.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per game, both team-high averages.
  • James is the top three-point shooter for the Lakers, knocking down 2.2 per game.

Trail Blazers Leaders

  • Damian Lillard has the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assist lists, tallying 30.0 points and 8.0 assists per game.
  • Hassan Whiteside’s 13.5 rebounds per game paces Portland’s rebounding effort. He also adds 15.5 points per game.
  • Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 4.1 made threes per game.
  • Portland’s Jusuf Nurkic has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.4 per game and Whiteside is first in blocks with 2.9 per game.

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