3* NBA on TNT SMASH
LA Lakers vs. Portland,
01/05/2012 22:30 EDT,
Score: 96 - 107
Point Spread: -3½/-104 Portland
3* NBA on TNT SMASH on Blazers -3.5
The Rose Garden has been LA's kryptonite for years. The Lakers are just 6-23 in their last 29 in Portland and 2-10 in their last 12. They are 0-2 SU and ATS on the road this season, and I fully expect their road struggles to continue in a place where they have had virtually no success.
Going back to last season, the Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. They have also been a poor underdog investment at 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile are 11-4-2 ATS in their last 17 home games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 NBA on TNT Thursday games.
The Lakers are just 10-26 ATS in the last 36 meetings overall in this series and 5-17 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Portland. We'll lay the points.