Los Angels Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions
The 7th seeded team in Western Conference, Portland Trail Blazers will be up against 6th seeded Los Angles Lakers on Friday night. Both the teams have chances of making into the playoffs therefore when they meet on Friday the clash is expected to be a epic one.
Lakers star Lebron James who made a comeback after missing 21 games may miss even game as he has been rested in order to provide his ankle some rest. Portland Trail Blazers on the other hand has lot on stake. There are reports of head coach of Trail Blazers, Terry Stotts being sacked after the season if the team fails to make in to the playoffs.
This Friday it will be Trail Blazers who will be hosting Los Angeles Lakers at Moda Centre. They are returning home after completing amazing road trip with win over Cavaliers. The game is scheduled for 10 PM EST.
FiveThirtyEight, predicts a win for Portland Trail Blazers. The latest Los Angels Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions also predicts the same.The latest Los Angels Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions updated on 7th April.
Los Angels Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent Form
Portland Trail Blazers did not have the start that they had expected as they lost their very first to match of this season to Utah Jazz. However, they were quick to bounce and in the first five games of this season they were able to win 3 games which included a win against their Friday night challenger Los Angeles Lakers.
The season might not have been the best one for them but they have always been in hunt to guarantee a spot in playoffs. As of now they have played 66 games and have registered 37 wins and lost 29 games. Their conference record that is playing against teams from the Western Conference has been an average one as they have managed to win 18 games and lost the same number of games. On Wednesday night they completed their impressive on road journey by defeating the Cavaliers. They have 21-13 win loss on road record this season. On Friday when they host Lakers they will be looking forward to improve their home record which stands at 16 wins and 16 losses this season.
Los Angeles Lakers on the other hand are yet to find their form. Defending champions Lakers are at 6th position this season and before they face Trail Blazers on Friday, they will be play the Clippers at home. Recently after the return of Lebron James they registered an impressive win against Brooklyn Nets however, James is again rumored to miss couple of games as he will be resting due to his injury.
Talking about their conference record, Lakers have had an average record as they have won 22 games playing the teams from their own conference while they faced defeat on 15 occasions. They are 18-15 at home as of now in this season while on road they have 19 wins and 13 losses. Last five games with 3 wins, they might have gained some confidence, however, their head-to-head clash against Portland Trail Blazers this season produced one win and one loss. The latest one being a win on 26th February.
Los Angels Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
The head-to-head record between the two Western Conference teams suggest, Lakers having an edge over Trail Blazers. The two teams have played a total of 232 games in regular season. Lakers have been successful on 123 occasions while Trail Blazers have won 109 games.
In last five games between the two teams, Lakers won 3 games while Portland Trail Blazers won 2. The last games between the two teams ended with a win for Lakers. This season, they have come against each other on 2 occasions. Portland Trail Blazers won the first game while the second went Lakers.
Currently Lakers is on a one game winning streak.
Los Angels Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The latest Los Angels Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions are yet to be updated. However, FiveThirtyEight, predicts an easy win for the host Portland Trail Blazers. As per them, the probability of Trail Blazers beating Lakers stands at massive 74% while for Lakers the platform predicts just 26% chances of winning.
The head to head record between the two teams has Lakers ahead of Trail Blazers, however, recent form suggest Portland Trail Blazers to be in better position of defeating the Lakers. Crowdwisdom360 predicts a win for Portland Trail in this game.