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NBA PICKS APRIL 9 - PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS PICKS & ANALYSIS

April 9, 2019

NBA EXPERT PICKS - FULL ANALYSIS ATTACHED

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS UNDER/LOS ANGELES LAKERS UNDER 224.5 POINTS: 2 UNITS (-110)

We are going to ride out the NBA regular season by supporting one of the season’s best and most profitable trends – the Lakers under which has hit in 60% of their games this season and in a staggering 69.2% of their games at home by an average margin of -5.6 points below the total. Portland has been the 6th highest scoring team this season but are playing below their season averages with the current 16th scoring offense. They have placed an added emphasis on defense down the stretch run and currently possess the 7th ranked scoring defense, allowing just 107.4 points/game, -3 points below their season average. Portland can clinch home-court advantage and a higher playoff spot with a win tonight. Expect them to play a lockdown playoff-style intensity game an uninterested and depleted Lakers lineup whose current performance trends favor the under. The Lakers have possessed a below average 18th ranked offense all season and have been involved in low-scoring recent games with an above-average 13th in points allowed/game ranking (111), and 6th in overall defensive efficiency. The total has fallen under the total in 13 of the Lakers last 19 games (68.4%) at home and in 6 of their last 9 games when playing Portland (66.6%). Despite the Lakers securing nearly 70% of unders at the Staples Center this season (40 games), the over appears to be a popular bet tonight with up to 70-75% of the general public support. We look forward to being on the right side of the NBA’s most profitable total bet of the 2018-2019 season.

LAST 5 GAMES PLAYED DATA:

Points Scored/Game

POR 112.6 (NBA Rank: 16th)

LAL 111.6 (NBA Rank: 18th)

Total Offensive Efficiency (Points Scored/100 Possessions)

POR 115 (NBA Rank: 9th)

LAL 107.1 (NBA Rank: 26th)

Points Allowed/Game

POR 107.4 (NBA Rank: 7th)

LAL 111 (NBA Rank: 13th)

Total Defensive Efficiency (Points Allowed/100 Possessions)

POR 109.7 (NBA Rank: 9th)

LAL 106.7 (NBA Rank: 6th)

Pace (Possessions/48 Minutes)

POR 98 (NBA Rank: 26th)

LAL 104.3 (NBA Rank: 3rd)