Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers: August 22, 2020 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on August 21, 2020

Saturday’s game (August 22, 2020) between the Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 1-1) and the Portland Trail Blazers (35-39, 2-1) sees Anthony Davis and the Lakers as a solid, 6.5-point favorite. The over/under is 229.5 points for the game. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida. The battle between these two teams is one of four games on the docket in the NBA for the day.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -6.5 -105 -115 229.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Lakers vs Trail Blazers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Trail Blazers (+6.5) Under (229.5) Lakers 114 Trail Blazers 111

Head to Head

Los Angeles has come out on top in three of its five head-to-head matchups against Portland this year. The Lakers also have a 3-2 advantage against the spread when playing the Trail Blazers.

Lakers vs Trail Blazers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
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 reached the over/under in just 35 of 73 games this season (47.9%).
  • Los Angeles has been solid against the spread, going 37-35-1 this season.
  • When favored by at least 6.5 points, the Lakers have put up an 18-18-1 record ATS.

Trail Blazers Betting Information

  • Portland has a losing record against the spread, going 33-40-4 ATS (covering just 42.9% of the time).
  • The Trail Blazers have fared well as a 6.5-point underdog, going 7-6-1 against the spread when they are at least 6.5-point underdogs.
  • Portland has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 57.1% of matchups this year (44 out of 77 contests).

Over/Under Analysis

Lakers vs Trail Blazers Total Facts
Games Over 229.5 % of Games Over 229.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Lakers 23 31.5% 113.1 227.7 107.3 223.1 220.4
Trail Blazers 40 51.9% 114.6 227.7 115.8 223.1 230.4

Lakers Leaders

  • Davis leads the Lakers in scoring (26.1 points per game) and rebounding (9.3 rebounds per game).
  • The squad is led in assists by LeBron James’ 10.2 per game.
  • James makes 2.2 threes per game to lead the Lakers.
  • Davis leads Los Angeles in both blocks and steals, averaging 2.3 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.

Trail Blazers Leaders

  • The Trail Blazers go-to guy, Damian Lillard, leads the team in both scoring (30.0 points per game) and assists (8.0 assists per game).
  • Hassan Whiteside collects all of the boards and is the Portland leader in rebounds, pulling down 13.5 per game.
  • Lillard makes more threes per game than any other member of the Trail Blazers, averaging 4.1 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Portland grabs more steals than Jusuf Nurkic (1.4 per game) or blocks more shots than Whiteside (2.9 per game).

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