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Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers - 4/1/14

Portland Trail Blazers (48-27) at Los Angeles Lakers (25-48)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers will play for the third and final time this season on Tuesday. The season series is currently split.

The Trail Blazers are working on improving their playoff seeding in the West by winning three straight games. On the season, the Trail Blazers average 106.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allow 102.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Portland hasn’t lost a game since LaMarcus Aldridge has returned from injury, and he’s scored 25 or more points in two of his last three games since returning. The Trail Blazers have won their last four games when cracking the 100-point mark. The Portland Trail Blazers are 41-34 ATS overall and 23-16 ATS on the road.

Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers - 4/1/14

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The Lakers are coming off a 115-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns, but have lost six of their last nine games. On the season, the Lakers average 102.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allow 108.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. The Lakers win over the Suns was just the third time in 18 games where they’ve held their opponent to under 100 points. Los Angeles center Chris Kaman is coming off the game of his season in which he finished with 28 points and 17 rebounds. The Lakers are still allowing teams to shoot 50.4 percent from the field in their last five games. The Los Angeles Lakers are 37-35-1 ATS overall and 18-17-1 ATS at home. 

The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are 32-14 ATS in the last 46 meetings vs. the Lakers, while the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. 

While you're never sure which Lakers team is going to show up, laying eight plus is simply too much in this matchup. 

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