Free NBA Picks - L.A. Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 5:41 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 5:41 PM UTC

The Lakers and Blazers have both had some time off before their meeting tonight and so far this season rest has proven to help both their offenses. Even with the Lakers playing poorly, I think they’ll be motivated to play well after their horrible loss to the Mavs.

   L.A. Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers


The Lakers have been horrific over the last few games and it culminated in an embarrassing loss to the Mavs a few nights ago. Without D’Angelo Russell, the Lakers have very few players who can create shots for themselves. Lou Williams can’t do it all and it has shown over their last few games.

However, the Lakers have also shown the ability to score when they are rested. These two teams have had two and three days off before this game and over the season that has proven to lead to some higher scores.

The Lakers are 3-1 cashing the over this season when playing on 2-3 days rest, while the Blazers have been just as good at 6-2 cashing the over when they get a few days off in between games.

Tonight, considering these two teams have two of the worst defenses in the league, the over is a fine selection. The Lakers are allowing 112.8 points per 100 possessions this season, while the Blazers aren’t far behind at 111.9.

 Free NBA Pick: Over 220 Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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