Free Pick on Portland Trailblazers +
LA Lakers vs. Portland,
04/10/2013 22:00 EDT,
Score: 113 - 106
Point Spread: +5½/-102 Portland
The home team getting the points is the smart play in this game. The Lakers are allowing 104.7 points per game on the road this season. They have an embarrassing 15-25 straight up road record and an even worse 14-26 ATS record on the road. The Portland defense is holding opponents to 98.3 points per game at home and scoring 99.5 per game. Against this soft Lakers defense they should have no problem outpacing their average. The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and they are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against teams from the Northwest Division. They are playing in a back to back situation where they are 1-4 ATS on 0 days of rest. In head to head meetings between these teams the home team owns a 5-2 ATS advantage. Another advantage going Portland’s direction is the fact that the Lakers are 4-18 ATS in the last 22 games being played at Portland. Take the home team and the points as the Lakers should struggle in this one.