Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers: 2/26/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 26, 2021

The Los Angeles Lakers (22-11) will look to halt a four-game losing streak when they host the Portland Trail Blazers (18-13) at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, February 26, 2021 as 5.5-point favorites. The Trail Blazers have lost three games in a row. The matchup’s point total is set at 222.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -5.5 -110 -110 222 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Los Angeles has won six of its last 10 head-to-head matchups against Portland. The Lakers also hold a 5-4 edge against the spread when squaring off against the Trail Blazers.

Lakers vs Trail Blazers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/28/2020 Lakers Lakers -6 229 -232 189 Regular Season 115-107 POR
8/29/2020 Lakers Lakers -13 223.5 -1131 725 Playoffs 131-122 LAL
8/24/2020 Lakers Trail Blazers -7.5 226.5 -343 273 Playoffs 135-115 LAL
8/22/2020 Lakers Trail Blazers -7.5 224.5 -336 271 Playoffs 116-108 LAL
8/20/2020 Lakers Lakers -6.5 229.5 -279 225 Playoffs 111-88 LAL
8/18/2020 Lakers Lakers -6.5 233.5 -269 220 Playoffs 100-93 POR
1/31/2020 Lakers Lakers -13 231.5 -981 663 Regular Season 127-119 POR
12/28/2019 Lakers Trail Blazers -5 223.5 -220 180 Regular Season 128-120 LAL
12/6/2019 Lakers Trail Blazers -4.5 224.5 -196 161 Regular Season 136-113 LAL
4/9/2019 Lakers Regular Season 104-101 POR
  • 8/29/2020 DNP – Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard
  • 1/31/2020 DNP – Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic, Carmelo Anthony
  • 12/28/2019 DNP – Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic
  • 12/6/2019 DNP – Lakers: Avery Bradley; Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic
  • Lakers Betting Information

    • Los Angeles has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 14-19 record.
    • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Lakers have struggled to a 10-12 record ATS this season.
    • Los Angeles has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 13 times in 33 contests (39.4%).
    Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship.

    Trail Blazers Betting Information

    • Portland has covered the spread in more than half of its games, going 17-14 ATS.
    • When they are at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Trail Blazers have a record ATS of 4-2.
    • In the majority of Portland’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (17 out of 31 games, 54.8%).
    Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Lakers and their opponents have scored no less than 222 points — this matchup’s point total — in 15 of 33 games (45.5%) this season.
    • In 21 of 31 games (67.7%) this season, Portland has combined with its opponents to score at least 222 points.
    • The two teams average a combined 4.3 more points per game (226.3) than this game’s total of 222 points.
    • The Lakers and the Trail Blazers have seen their opponents average a combined 0.1 more points per game than the point total of 222 set for this game.
    • The Lakers’ average point total in matchups this season is 217.9, 4.1 points below the total in this game.
    • The average point total for the Trail Blazers this year is 8.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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    Lakers Leaders

    • LeBron James leads the Lakers in points and assists. He contributes 25.6 points per game while also adding 7.9 assists.
    • Los Angeles is led in rebounds by Anthony Davis’ 8.4 per game.
    • James knocks down 2.4 threes per game to lead the Lakers.
    • Davis averages 1.4 steals and 1.8 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Los Angeles.

    Trail Blazers Leaders

    • Damian Lillard’s strong showing this season give him the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assists leaderboards with 29.6 points per game and 8.0 assists per game.
    • When it comes to rebounds, Enes Kanter is the Portland leader with 11.3 per game.
    • CJ McCollum makes more threes per game than any other member of the Trail Blazers, cashing in 4.8 treys per game.
    • Robert Covington is tops on Portland in both steals (1.6) and blocks (1.1) per game.
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