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Lakers home to Trail Blazers in NBA betting action

Portland Trail BlazersLos Angeles Lakers
48-27April 01, 2014, 10:30 | STAPLES Center25-48

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Portland when they hit take on the Lakers on Tuesday in pro hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Trail Blazers have seen them go 48-27 and 41-34 ATS so far this season, while the Lakers are at 25-48 and 38-34-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Lakers are 41-30-2, while the Trail Blazers are 42-32-1.View Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

The Lakers sit at No. 29 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Trail Blazers are at No. 8 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Trail Blazers will win this game 101-92.

The Trail Blazers were a 105-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. The Grizzlies were burned for 28 points by LaMarcus Aldridge on Sunday as the Trail Blazers picked up a 105-98 win at Moda Center.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 115-99 winner at home against the Suns. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (214) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Chris Kaman scored 28 points and chipped in with 17 rebounds for Los Angeles on Sunday, leading the Lakers to a 115-99 victory over Phoenix at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 12-ranked offense (102.59 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 22 at 102.56 PPG. The Lakers have averaged 45.04% from the field per game, more than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (44.83% on average).

Next up:
Portland home to Phoenix, Friday, April 4th
Los Angeles at Sacramento, Wednesday, April 2nd