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Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers Preview & Picks – Lakers To Rebound In NBA Tournament

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17 Nov 2023
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Leigh Copson 17 Nov 2023
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  • Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers picks for Friday, November 17
  • Matchup gets underway at 22:00 ET at Moda Center
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers Preview & Picks
  • Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Los Angeles Lakers Form
  • Portland Trail Blazers Form

Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers Preview & Picks

Los Angeles are tipped to cover in an In-Season Tournament win.

The Lakers have a knack for beating conference rivals with a losing record, and this Portland team is on a miserable run right now.

  • Los Angeles Lakers are 6-0 in their last 6 games against Western Conference teams below .500
  • Portland Trail Blazers are on a 5-game losing skid
  • The Over has cashed in 3 of Los Angeles' last 4 games
  • The Over hit when these two teams last met on November 12

Head To Head

  • Los Angeles Lakers lead the all-time series 164-131
  • Los Angeles Lakers won 116-110 when the two teams last met on November 12

Los Angeles Lakers Form

Los Angeles come into this matchup on the back of a loss that ended a three-game win streak and left them 6-5.

The Lakers made a decent start to the season as they won three of their first five games, but their form cooled off on the road.

They started a three-game skid with a 120-101 defeat in Orlando, before losing 108-107 in Miami and 128-94 at Houston.

Los Angeles turned things around in their tournament opener, winning 122-119 in Phoenix, and they backed that up with a 116-110 home win against Portland.

The Lakers then improved to 2-0 in the tournament with a 134-107 blowout of Memphis, but failed to make it four-in-a-row as they lost 125-110 at home to Sacramento on Wednesday.

Portland Trail Blazers Form

Portland come into this matchup in need of a win, having lost each of their last five games to fall to 3-7.

The Trail Blazers opened the season with a three-game losing skid, but they were able to get back to .500 in early November.

They won 99-91 in Toronto and 110-101 in Detroit, before returning home to beat Memphis 115-113 in overtime in their opening tournament game.

Portland have not won since though, returning to losing ways with a 112-110 defeat to the Grizzlies.

The Trail Blazers then went out on the road to lose 121-118 (OT) in Sacramento, 116-110 at the Los Angeles Lakers and 115-99 in Utah, before heading home for a 109-95 loss to Cleveland.

Verdict

Los Angeles lost last time out, but they were on a good run prior to that and are backed to bounced back at the expense of struggling Portland.

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