Trail Blazers vs. Lakers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 13 (LA Earns Valuable Road Win in Portland)

Trail Blazers vs. Lakers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 13 (LA Earns Valuable Road Win in Portland)


Trail Blazers vs. Lakers Game Info

  • Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Moda Center -- Portland, Oregon
  • Coverage: ROOT Sports NW and SportsNet LA

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Monday with 11 more games, including a battle between the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers rank 13th in the Western Conference with a 26-31 record, while the Trail Blazers check in 12th with a 27-29 record. This one could go either way.

Los Angeles enters as a loser in five of its last eight games, but did defeat the Golden State Warriors by a score of 109-103 on Saturday. Meanwhile, Portland has now dropped three of its last four games thanks to a 138-129 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Which team will win on Monday?

Trail Blazers vs. Lakers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: POR: (-116) | LAL: (-102)
  • Spread: POR: -1 (-110) | LAL: +1 (-110)
  • Total: 238 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Trail Blazers enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 238 points, which is above average compared to Monday's projected totals.

Trail Blazers vs Lakers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Trail Blazers -2.5 - - 235.5 -110 -110 -138 118

Trail Blazers vs. Lakers Betting Trends

  • The Trail Blazers are 28-27-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Lakers have been underdogs by 2.5 points or more 35 times this year and are 14-19-2 ATS in those games.
  • Trail Blazers games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 27 times this season.
  • Lakers games this year have hit the over on 29 of 55 set point totals (52.7%).
  • Portland has covered the spread in a higher percentage of its home games than away games. It has covered 14 times in 27 opportunities when playing at home, and it has covered 14 times in 28 opportunities in away games.
  • This year, Los Angeles is 12-13-1 at home against the spread (.462 winning percentage). On the road, it is 13-15-1 ATS (.448).

Trail Blazers vs. Lakers Prediction & Pick

Dennis Schroder scored 26 points and D'Angelo Russell tallied 6 assists during Saturday's win as LeBron James sat out with an ankle injury. The Lakers' depth obviously improved at the NBA trade deadline and the team could get right back in the playoff race with a win over Portland on Monday.

I find myself leaning toward the Lakers whether James suits up or not tonight. Portland ranks 27th in defensive efficiency this season and is allowing an average of 129.0 points over its last three games. The Trail Blazers don't have the ability to contest enough shots against a suddenly deep LA squad.

LA is 4-2 straight up in its last six games against Portland, so back the Lakers in a road upset.

Final Score Prediction: Trail Blazers: 117 | Lakers: 121

Trail Blazers vs. Lakers Best Bet

The Trail Blazers defeated the Lakers by a score of 106-104 all the way back in October to start the season 3-0. However, LA has beaten Portland in its two head-to-head matchups since that game. The Lakers won by a score of 128-109 in November before they won by a score of 121-112 in January.

Combine that success with the fact that the Lakers are 6-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last nine games against the Trail Blazers and the choice is clear. Portland is a disappointing 7-13 ATS in its last 20 games overall and 1-4 ATS in its last five home games. It is struggling without center Jusuf Nurkic.

Bet: Los Angeles Lakers ML (-102)

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