The Los Angeles Lakers will visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, February 13th, in the fourth and final meeting between the teams this season. The Trail Blazers won the first meeting, however, the Lakers have won the past two meetings and will look to finish the season 3-1 against their conference rivals.
The 26-31 Lakers are in 13th place in the Western Conference. Los Angeles is ranked seventh in points per game and 21st in offensive rating. The Lakers have struggled on the less flashy side of the ball, ranking 27th in opponents’ points per game and 21st in defensive rating.
The 27-29 Trail Blazers are 12th in the Western Conference. Portland is ranked 12th in points per game and fifth in offensive rating, however, they have also struggled on the defensive end, ranking 18th in opponents’ points per game and 27th in defensive rating.
The Lakers are 13-17 on the road, while the Trail Blazers are 15-13 at home.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Match Details
Fixture: Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers
Date and Time: Monday, February 13th, 10:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report
Los Angeles Lakers superstar forward LeBron James is listed as questionable with left ankle soreness. Center Mo Bamba, who was acquired at the trade deadline, will be sidelined due to a suspension for fighting while he was a member of the Orlando Magic.
The Portland Trail Blazers will be without starting forward Jerami Grant as he is in the NBA’s concussion protocol. Starting center Jusuf Nurkic will also be sidelined due to a left calf sprain. Forward Justise Winslow is listed as out with a left ankle sprain.
|LeBron James||Los Angeles Lakers||Questionable||Ankle|
|Mo Bamba||Los Angeles Lakers||Out||Suspension|
|Jerami Grant||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Concussion|
|Jusuf Nurkic||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Calf|
|Justise Winslow||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Ankle|
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Odds and Spread
|Los Angeles Lakers||+2.5|
|Portland Trail Blazers||-2.5|
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Starting 5s
Lakers – PG Dennis Schroder, SG D’Angelo Russell, SF LeBron James, PF Rui Hachimura, C Anthony Davis
Trail Blazers – PG Damian Lillard, SG Anfernee Simons, SF Cam Reddish, PF Nassir Little, C Drew Eubanks
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Prediction
The Los Angeles Lakers have gotten off to a good start with their new acquisitions as they won their first game despite being without superstar LeBron James and center Mo Bamba. The Lakers will face a Portland Trail Blazers team that will also look different. Portland will be without three of their starters from the two teams previous meeting less than a month ago. Look for the Lakers to take advantage as they improve to 3-1 against the Trail Blazers for the season.