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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

The Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at STAPLES Center.

Portland lost its last outing, a 102-98 result against the Suns on February 19. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 200 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 113-99 winner as they battled the Celtics at home. The Lakers covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 212 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Portland:
Team record: 25-29 SU, 22-30-2 ATS
Current streak: lost 6 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 10 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Los Angeles:
Team record: 26-29 SU, 22-33 ATS

LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 10 games when playing at home against Portland

When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Next up:
Portland home to Boston, Sunday, February 24
LA Lakers at Dallas, Sunday, February 24