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Lakers host Trail Blazers in basketball action

Portland Trail BlazersLos Angeles Lakers
March 23, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

22-25TEAM RECORD29-18

The visiting Trail Blazers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at STAPLES Center against the Lakers.

The Lakers bring a 29-18 record (21-26 ATS) to the battle against the 22-25 Trail Blazers, who are 22-25 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 25-22 so far and the Trail Blazers go 23-24.

View Portland vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Trail Blazers are listed as 9-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 195.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lakers - Trail Blazers odds would favor the Lakers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 4 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Trail Blazers sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-96 win for the Lakers.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 2-rated squad against Portland's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 24 in the league with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 6.7 per outing.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.2 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

Portland was a 97-93 winner in its last match at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 190 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Portland earned a 97-93 victory over Memphis on Thursday, getting 24 points from Nicolas Batum at Rose Garden.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 109-93 winner as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 202 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kobe Bryant went off for 30 points and added 5 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 109-93 win over Dallas on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 9-1
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a win are 0-10

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Trail Blazers at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home
LA Lakers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Lakers last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 8 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland home to Golden State, Sunday, March 25
LA Lakers home to Memphis, Sunday, March 25