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The Lakers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Trail Blazers tip off at STAPLES Center on Sunday in NBA play.

The Lakers currently sports a record of 49-20, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 34-35 ATS. The Trail Blazers are 40-29 and 35-30-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lakers post a 27-42 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Trail Blazers have gone 34-34-1 against the number.

View Portland vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-rated Lakers and the No. 22-rated Trail Blazers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 104-98 win for the Lakers on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trail Blazers rank No. 28 in the league with 39.2 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Trail Blazers rate No. 14 with 6.3 per contest.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 97 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 110-101 winner as they battled the 76ers at home. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 211 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Portland got 28 points from Wesley Matthews en route to a 110-101 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday at Rose Garden.

Los Angeles was a 106-98 winner in its last match at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 14–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 204 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Pau Gasol went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds leading Los Angeles over Minnesota, 106-98, on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Phoenix are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 9-1


A few Trail Blazers at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
Portland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Portland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Lakers are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games
LA Lakers are 19-3 SU in their last 22 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland home to Washington, Tuesday, March 22
LA Lakers home to Phoenix, Tuesday, March 22

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