Lakers visit Trail Blazers in NBA clash
Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
The Trail Blazers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Lakers tip off at Rose Garden on Wednesday in NBA play.
Portland will face the 41-37 Lakers, who own a 31-46-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 42-35 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lakers are 42-35-1 favoring the OVER.
For bettors going with the Trail Blazers in this one, they were listed earlier as 5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 202.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 20 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 11 (Lakers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-98 result in favor of the Lakers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 22-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 7 in the league with 8.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 8.7 per outing.
Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.7 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 104-96 winner at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kobe Bryant went off for 30 points and added 6 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 104-96 win over New Orleans on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.
Portland lost its last outing, a 96-91 result against the Mavericks on April 7. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 187 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Will Barton scored 22 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 96-91 against Dallas in NBA action at Rose Garden.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
A few Lakers at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Lakers last 10 games when playing on the road against Portland
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
Portland is 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Portland's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland's last 10 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
LA Lakers home to Golden State, Friday, April 12
Portland home to Oklahoma City, Friday, April 12