The Portland Trail Blazers will be heading to the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on the last day of November to lock horns with the Los Angeles Lakers. These two Western Conference teams will meet for the second time in the 2022-23 campaign, with the Trail Blazers outlasting the Lakers 106-104 as the slight underdogs the last time they played against each other.
After a disappointing home defeat to the Indiana Pacers via a buzzer-beater coming from Andrew Nembhard, the Los Angeles Lakers will try to bounce back and maintain some of the momentum they have had in recent games. As a matter of fact, the Lakers were winners of five of their past six before playing against Indiana, with the only defeat coming to the Phoenix Suns on the road.
The Lakers seem to be on to something as they have successfully steered Russell Westbrook into a solid bench role, breaking up the minutes that LeBron James and Westbrook are on the court. The two players command a high usage percentage, so splitting them up a bit makes a lot of sense. It shows that Westbrook has transitioned well into his role as the offensive playmaker for the second unit.
On the other hand, the Portland Trail Blazers will face two Los Angeles teams in two days when it travels for its second night of a back-to-back. Unfortunately for them, their first game was at home, and this one is away, meaning they had to travel right after that match against the Clippers.
Ultimately, the Anthony Davis vs. Portland’s Frontcourt is going to be the key matchup that will likely decide the outcome of this game. Anthony Davis has helped the Lakers win five of their past seven games, and it easily could have been six if Andrew Nembhard had a quarter of a second less to shoot his eventual game-winner in their last encounter.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Game Information
- Date: 11/30/2022
- Time: 10:40 PM ET
- Location: Crypto.com ArenaLos Angeles,CA
- How to Watch Blazers vs Lakers: TNT
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Blazers vs Lakers Betting Lines
Lakers are –220 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $45.45. On the other side, Blazers are +180 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $180.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Lakers at a 68.75% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Blazers have 35.71% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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