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Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers (27-29) are set to host the Los Angeles Lakers (26-31) on Monday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in Portland. The Trail Blazers are 15-13 at home, while Los Angeles is 13-17 on the road. The Lakers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 109-103 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. The Blazers will be looking to rebound from a 138-129 loss to the Oklahoma City ThunderLeBron James (ankle) and Mo Bamba are out, and Anthony Davis (foot) is probable for the Lakers. Jerami Grant (concussion), Justise Winslow (ankle), and Jusuf Nurkic (calf) are out for Portland.
Tip-off is at 10 p.m. ET. Portland is favored by 1.5 points in the latest Trail Blazers vs. Lakers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 238. Before making any Lakers vs. Trail Blazers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 18 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 55-29 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Trail Blazers vs. Lakers and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Trail Blazers vs. Lakers:
The Golden State Warriors typically have all the answers at home, but this past Saturday the Lakers proved too difficult a challenge. Los Angeles secured a 109-103 win over Golden State. Point guard Dennis Schroder was the offensive standout of the matchup for Los Angeles, picking up 26 points.
The Lakers will be without LeBron James and Mo Bamba on Monday. Anthony Davis is nursing an injury, but is probable. Davis is averaging 26.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. Newly acquired point guard D’Angelo Russell scored 15 points to go with 6 assists and 5 rebounds in his debut with the Lakers on Saturday. 
Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers came up short against the Oklahoma City Thunder this past Friday, falling 138-129. Point guard Damian Lillard put forth a good effort for the losing side as he shot 6-for-13 from beyond the arc and finished with 38 points and nine assists.
Allowing an average of 118.3 points per game, the Lakers haven’t exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end, which could bode well for the Blazers. Lillard continues to play at an extremely high level, averaging 31.0 points, 7.3 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game. Shooting guard Anfernee Simons is having a breakout year for Portland, with per game averages of 21.6 points, 4.2 assists, and 2.7 assists.
The model has simulated Trail Blazers vs. Lakers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Blazers vs. Lakers? And which side of the spread hits almost 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out. 
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