The Lakers are favored in the pro basketball betting odds but if you are considering laying the points you might want to take a look at the basketball betting trends first.
Basketball betting trends show that the Lakers and Blazers have split their last 10 meetings but it is Portland who is a sizzling 9-1 against the pro basketball betting pointspread. The Lakers have won five of the last six home games against Portland but they are 1-5 against the basketball betting number. The one win though was very early this season at Los Angeles when the Lakers won 96-76, easily covering the basketball odds.
Portland’s problems this season have been on the road. The Blazers have been excellent at home but they have really struggled, both straight up and against the basketball odds on the road. Basketball betting stats show that Portland has been led this season by do it all point guard Brandon Roy. He has been getting some help too from a talented young roster of players including LaMarcus Aldridge and Rudy Fernandez. Although Greg Oden is healthy, he has not been much of a factor except to take up space.
The Lakers are led as normal by Kobe Bryant who is among the league’s scoring leaders as basketball betting stats indicate. Basketball betting statistics show that he has gotten strong support from Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Derek Fisher and Lamar Odom. Basketball betting experts believe that overall, the Lakers look a lot better than they did a year ago when they made the NBA Finals. The Lakers have been at or near the top in offense as basketball betting stats show but their defense has been poor at times, ranking in the middle of the pack.
Looking at the pro basketball betting total we see that the over/under is 3-3 in the last six games between the two teams at Los Angeles.
This should be a very interesting basketball betting matchup on Sunday. Will gamblers go with the recent pro basketball betting trends and take the Blazers or will they take the powerful Lakers? You can make your basketball betting decision and then bet the game by opening an account at SBG Global today.