Lakers vs. Trail Blazers Game 4 Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Andrew Rogers | Updated Aug 24, 2020

LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Lakers, 2020

LeBron James and Anthony Davis have torn the Portland defence to shreds, averaging 53 points between them as Los Angeles looks to build upon an uneven eight-point win over the Trail Blazers in Game 3.

L.A. Lakers
52-19
AT
August 24, 2020, 9:00 PM ET
The Arena
Portland
35-39
Pointspread -7 -110
Moneyline -335
Over / Under o +226

54%

Betting Action

46%

Pointspread +7 -110
Moneyline +275
Over / Under u +226

54%

Betting Action

46%

The Lake Show has a two-man band through the first three games of the series – and it’s on the Portland Trail Blazers to figure out what to do about that as they tangle with the Lakers in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series Monday night. LeBron James and Anthony Davis have torn the Portland defence to shreds, averaging 53 points between them as Los Angeles looks to build upon an uneven eight-point win over the Trail Blazers in Game 3.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Los Angeles successfully covered in Saturday’s win – though there were nervous moments down the stretch, as Portland closed the game with five straight points to leave the Lakers with only a half-point ATS buffer at the end. The spread for Monday’s contest is an identical -7.5 in favour of L.A. – and Sports Interaction bettors are nearly split on this one at the moment, with 55 percent leaning toward the Lakers.

The total for Saturday produced a similar sweat, coming up a half-point under the 224.5 number (imagine having Portland +7.5 and the O224.5 … ouch!) We’re right back on that total for Game 4 – and Sports Interaction participants are a little more bullish on the O224.5 this time around, leaning in that direction at a 64-percent clip. That might be a trap, given that the Lakers have gone 10-4 in favour of the Under in their previous 14 games.

Los Angeles Lakers

It’s enough for the Trail Blazers to have to deal with either LeBron (23.7 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 10.3 apg in the series) or AD (29.3 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 4.0 apg) for an entire best-of-seven series. Put them together, and it’s hard to see Portland keeping them in check. But there’s still plenty of work to do for Los Angeles to be NBA Finals-ready. For starters, they spent time Sunday working on their foul shooting after going just 67.9 percent from the stripe through the first three games.

Portland Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers’ only hope of getting back into the series is by being more successful from beyond the arc. The Blazers have made just 33.7 percent of their long-range attempts so far in the postseason, with no player converting at greater than a 40-percent clip. That burden might fall on C.J. McCollum, who is at a dreadful 32 percent from deep through the first three games after connecting at a 37.9-percent rate during the regular season.

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