Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers: August 26, 2020 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Playoff Odds and Trends

Written by on August 25, 2020

Wednesday’s matchup (August 26, 2020) between the Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 3-1) and the Portland Trail Blazers (35-39, 2-3) sees Anthony Davis and the Lakers as a strong, 7.5-point favorite. The over/under is 225.5 points for the game. The battle between these two teams at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is one of four games on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off for Game 5 of the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs 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 -7.5 -115 -105 225.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Lakers vs Trail Blazers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Lakers (-7.5) Under (225.5) Lakers 118 Trail Blazers 107

Head to Head

Los Angeles holds a 5-2 record in head-to-head matchups against Portland this year. The Lakers have an advantage against the spread as well (5-2) when playing the Trail Blazers.

Lakers vs Trail Blazers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/24/2020 Lakers -7.5 226.5 -343 273 135-115 LAL
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

  • Against the spread, Los Angeles has been strong this season, posting a 39-35-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Lakers have fared well against the spread, putting together an 18-14-1 record.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have converted the over just 36 times in 75 (48%) games this season.

Trail Blazers Betting Information

  • Portland has covered the spread in less than half of its contests, going 33-42-4 ATS.
  • When they are 7.5-point underdogs, the Trail Blazers have a record ATS of 5-6-1.
  • In the majority of Portland’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (45 out of 79 games, 57%).

Over/Under Analysis

Lakers vs Trail Blazers Total Facts
Games Over 225.5 % of Games Over 225.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Lakers 31 41.3% 113.5 228 107.4 223.5 220.8
Trail Blazers 45 57% 114.5 228 116.1 223.5 230.6

Lakers Leaders

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

Trail Blazers Leaders

  • Damian Lillard takes 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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