Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers - 2/26/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (22-11) vs Portland Trail Blazers (18-13)
Game Info: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win here to snap a three game losing streak. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.6 points and eight assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a win here to snap a four game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.5 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.6 points and 8.1 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Trail Blazers last 10 road games. The under is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The Trail Blazers are 22-8 ATS in the last 30 meetings in Los Angeles.
Both of these teams have had their issues over the last week due to injuries on both sides, so it's tough to get a proper feel for this contest. With that said, you can assume the Lakers are the team that will figure things out sooner than the Trail Blazers. The Los Angeles Lakers still have the best player on the court, and they win by an average of 5.1 points while shooting 49.2 percent from the field at home this season. I expect the Lakers to find a way here and to cover the reasonable number.