NBA Preview: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

by Dirty on April 8, 2011

Betting on Portland NBA Basketball The Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Rose Garden.

Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 2½-point favorites versus the Trail Blazers, while the game’s total is sitting at 184½.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 95-87 loser on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 98-87 winner as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 55-23 SU, 37-41 ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
LA Lakers are 17-4 SU in their last 21 games

When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5

Portland:
Team record: 46-33 SU, 41-34-4 ATS

is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 10
Portland home to Memphis, Tuesday, April 12

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