After getting over their early season struggles the Lakers have managed to play the respectable basketball sometimes winning, more often losing but keeping the scores at least close. In fact since December 7th they have lost only twice more than tonight`s handicap (by 20 points to the Bulls and by 19 points to the Pacers). At the same time they have won 6 games (including wins against GSW and SAS) and lost 6 times in close games.
The Trailblazers are a tough home team, but the games against the Lakers historically have never been blowouts. This is something that has been carried over since they both played in the Western Conference Finals. There is a genuine hate between these teams and no matter the situation or quality of the teams games always seem to becoome a dogfights.
Kobe Bryant and company come to play after winning emotional win last night against the Pacers. The Lakers new strategy of playing Kobe around 30 minutes seems to be working well as his time on court has been much more effective. He is one of those guys who has historic memory of bloodbath games against the Blazers, has always performed well against them and is likely to be a bit more motivated tonight. Sure the Blazers have a better team and play well at home, but the Lakers are actually a better road than home team this season (6-11 in away games). We expect this game to stay close until the end. Take Lakers to cover +12.5 points @1.952 with 3/5 units from Pinnacle.
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