The Lakers have done okay straight up against the Blazers recently but they have been very poor against the basketball betting pointspread and they have really struggled at Portland losing six straight.
Bet on basketball scheduling information tells us that the Lakers are playing the first game of a three-game road trip on Monday. They have won six of the last ten meetings between the two teams but they are 2-8 against the basketball odds. At Portland, the Lakers have lost the last six times they have faced the Blazers. Los Angeles has not beaten the Blazers in Portland since 2005. The teams have met twice this season but both games were in Los Angeles and the Lakers won and covered the basketball odds in both games. They have won 100-86 in January and 96-76 back in October as bet on basketball results indicate.
The Lakers have the top ranked offense in the league as bet on basketball stats show. Kobe Bryant has been among the league leaders in scoring this season as basketball betting stats show. Los Angeles still ranks in the lower half of the league on defense which is why they have bet on basketball pointspread numbers that are not strong. They have actually been better against the basketball betting odds on the road this season than at home.
Portland has been far better at home this season versus the bet on basketball number than on the road. Brandon Roy has led the team in scoring this season as bet on basketball stats show and he has gotten help from LaMarcus Aldridge and rookie Rudy Fernandez. What has hurt the Blazers a little bit has been the continual injury problem that Greg Oden has had.
The over/under is 5-5 in the last ten meetings between the two teams as bet on basketball statistics show. Two of the last three games at Portland have gone under the bet on basketball total. The Blazers have been a better under team at home versus the bet on basketball number than on the road.
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