Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction Spread and Trends to Watch - 11/06/2021

by James Q

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction Spread and Trends to Watch - 11/06/2021

Game Time: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 6th, 2021 
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Where to Watch: NBA TV, local cable

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Season Record 

A regular season Western Conference matchup with implications toward who is terrible and who isn’t.  Any NBA game can be seen as one in the haystack of nba games… but the Lakers need to stop swooning and the Trail Blazers need to stop circling the drain of average.  You’ll get a free pick in this preview and that pick will be right… will you call your bookmaker or will you read other NBA predictions?... Let’s see if you want to double your money.  Forget playoffs, forget the NBA championship… win this bet now.

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Lakers vs Trail Blazers Preview and Analysis. 

The Lakers have lost their last two games in dramatic fashion.  OKC Thunder were down by 19 points at one point in the 2nd quarter… they chipped away (LeBron didn’t play) and capitalized on Anthony Davis leaving the game with a sprained thumb (huh? Anthony Davis injured?... no way) and lost the lead and eventually the game to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and his overlooked wrecking crew.  The Lakers are now 2-7-0 ATS on the season.  Everything says “don’t bet on them”. That’s why this Portland game will have so much certainty. The Lakers will win SU and ATS

Portland lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers last game… everybody seems to be doing it these days.  The Cavaliers are king killers at this point in their rebuild… they may soon be a playoff bound team.  Portland is 3-5-0 ATS.  They are 3-1 at home and 0-4 on the road.  They are a bad team that regresses to big games at home.  This bubble will pop against the Lakers.

Offensive Analysis 

The Lakers are tied for 7th in the league in offensive ranking.  They have a score of 107.4… not great.  They have missed a few games from LeBron, Talen Horton-Tucker, Kendrick Nunn, and Trevor Ariza… so in essence they are missing their star and their entire second unit.  LeBron won’t skip the Portland game.

Portland is tied for 21st in the league in offensive rating.  They have a weak score as it relates to their defensive score.  They are shooting an EFG% of 53.7, but their offensive rebounding percentage of 28% means they don’t get enough possessions to recover from missing that many shots.

LA Lakers vs POR Trail Blazers Prediction 

Our prediction for Saturday, November 6th is…  Lakers 123 - Blazers 111

These squads aren’t equal… The Lakers have been playing shoulda, woulda, coulda, NBA season basketball so far.  LeBron will play and set it all straight.  We can start ignoring AD and RW unless LeBron gives them permission to have the spotlight.  Melo is playing great and Dwight is only a role player because the 3-point shooters have made him that… he’s still a monster on the blocks.

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NBA Betting Trends

Portland is 69-46 ATS versus the Lakers since 1996.
Portland is 33-21 ATS versus the Lakers at Portland since 1996
The Lakers have gone 3-0 ATS versus Portland over the last 3 seasons.

Injury Reports:
Lakers: Anthony Davis (thumb) Probable ** PG Kendrick Nunn (knee) Out indefinitely
Trail Blazers: Nothing new to report.

Starting Lineups

Lakers: PG Russell Westbrook, SG Avery Bradley, Sf Kent Bazemore, PF Carmelo Anthony, C DeAndre Jordan

Blazers: PG Damian Lilliard, SG CJ McCollum, SF Norman Powel, PF Robert Covington, C Jusuf Nurkic

Statistical Leaders

Points: Anthony Davis 25.4
Rebounds: Anthony Davis 11.9
Assists: Russell Westbrook 8.1
Steals: Kent Bazemore 1.4
Blocks: Anthony Davis 2.3


Trail Blazers
Points: CJ McCollum 23.4
Rebounds: Jusuf Nurkic 11.6
Assists: Damien Lilliard 8.5
Steals: CJ McCollum 1.4
Blocks: CJ McCollum 1.1 

Lakers:  Frank Vogel… He is a placeholder.  LeBron is the coach and GM of this crew.  As long as Frank can ride along and as much hardware and paychecks as he can gather is nice.  When he stands up for himself he’ll be gone… maybe to the Sacramento Kings to take over for Lame Duck Luke?
Trail Blazers: Chauncey Billups.  The right guy for this team and the right guy for this league.  If only the GM would finally trade Damien Lilliard and build a properly balanced team with CJ as the prime scorer. Chauncey could do some real damage as the real leader.  He has the skills, we know it from watching him all these years.  


James Q

About the Author:

James Q. has been involved with sports and gambling his entire life. A former division 1 scholarship basketball player, James understands sports (and especially basketball) inside-and-out. Following his basketball playing days, James parlayed his gambling skills into a semi-pro poker career. James resides in Los Angeles, and especially loves the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Rams, and Los Angeles Dodgers. And when he isn't betting on sports (and writing about it), James can be found performing stand-up comedy on the Sunset Strip.

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