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Lakers visit Trail Blazers in NBA clash

Los Angeles LakersPortland Trail Blazers
Jan 5, 10:30 PM | Rose Garden

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

4-3TEAM RECORD4-1

Rose Garden will feature Trail Blazers vs. Lakers action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Trail Blazers bring a 4-1 record (3-2 ATS) to the battle against the 4-3 Lakers, who are 4-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 2-3 so far and the Lakers go 1-6.

View LA Lakers vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Portland opened as 3.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 190.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Trail Blazers, currently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Lakers, who rate No. 6 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-100 victory for the Trail Blazers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 102 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 5 at 89.7 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, less than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.5 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

The Lakers were a 108-99 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They covered the 7.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (207) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles got 37 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 108-99 victory over Houston on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Portland won its last outing, a 103-93 result against the Thunder on January 3. The Trail Blazers covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 196 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Thunder were burned for 30 points by LaMarcus Aldridge on Tuesday as the Trail Blazers picked up a 103-93 win at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Lakers at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 8 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the LA Lakers last 17 games on the road
Portland is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
Portland is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games when playing at home against LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Golden State, Friday, January 6
Portland at Phoenix, Friday, January 6

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