Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers: August 18, 2020 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 16, 2020

On Tuesday (August 18, 2020), the Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 0-0) are currently 5.5-point favorites over the Portland Trail Blazers (35-39, 1-1). The matchup has an over/under of 228.5. The battle between these two teams at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is one of five contests slated in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -5.5 -110 -110 228.5 -110 -110

Head to Head

In three head-to-head meetings this year, Los Angeles has a 2-1 record against Portland. The Lakers also have a 2-1 record against the spread when playing the Trail Blazers.

Lakers vs Trail Blazers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
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 has been good against the spread this season, posting a 36-34-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Lakers have struggled to a 19-21-1 record ATS this season.
  • Los Angeles has more often than not combined with its adversaries to hit the total, doing so 35 times in 71 contests (49.3%).

Trail Blazers Betting Information

  • Portland has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its games, going 31-40-4 ATS.
  • The Trail Blazers have not fared well as a 5.5-point underdog, going 8-10-1 against the spread when they are at least 5.5-point underdogs.
  • Portland and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 43 of 75 (57.3%).

Over/Under Analysis

Lakers vs Trail Blazers Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Lakers 24 33.8% 113.4 228.5 107.6 223.8 221.1
Trail Blazers 41 54.7% 115.1 228.5 116.2 223.8 231.3

Lakers Leaders

  • Anthony Davis leads the Lakers in points and rebounds. He scores 26.1 points per game while adding 9.3 rebounds.
  • LeBron James paces the team with 10.2 assists pe game.
  • The Lakers are led by James from beyond the arc. He hits 2.2 shots from deep per game.
  • Davis averages 1.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Los Angeles.

Trail Blazers Leaders

  • Damian Lillard’s excellent performances this season give him the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assists leaderboards with 30.0 points per game and 8.0 assists per game.
  • When it comes to rebounds, Hassan Whiteside is the Portland leader with 13.5 per game.
  • Lillard is tops from three-point range for the Trail Blazers, knocking down 4.1 threes per game.
  • Jusuf Nurkic is at the top of Portland’s steals hierarchy with 1.4 steals per game and Whiteside leads the squad in blocks with 2.9 per game.

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