Los Angeles got 40 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 111-107 Free Sports Picks victory over Portland on Friday at STAPLES Center.
Bettors who backed the Lakers were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 9. Over-Under NBA Basketball Picks bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 203.5.
Los Angeles got 19 points from Dwight Howard and another 16 points from Antawn Jamison. Steve Nash contributed 6 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.
The Trail Blazers got a 22-point performance from J.J. Hickson, who was supported by 22 points from Nicolas Batum. Wesley Matthews had 8 assists in a losing cause for Portland, while J.J. Hickson grabbed 11 rebounds.
Los Angeles trailed at halftime, 55-53.
The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 47 boards, while Portland only had 42.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act on the road to face Dallas looking for another win. For Portland, they head home to face Boston. Don't miss out on this weekend's UFC Picks - 2013 Daytona 500 odds matchups.