The Portland Trail Blazers (18-13) will look to Damian Lillard (fifth in the league scoring 29.6 points per game) when they try to beat LeBron James (eighth in the NBA with 25.6 PPG) and the Los Angeles Lakers (22-11) on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Staples Center. The Trail Blazers are 5.5-point road underdogs in the game, which starts at 10:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under of 222.
The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of February 26, 2021, 1:07 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
Lakers vs Trail Blazers Betting Odds
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Injury Report as of February 26
Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle),
Dennis Schroder: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Kyle Kuzma: Day To Day (Back),
Markieff Morris: Day To Day (Ankle)
Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Wrist),
CJ McCollum: Out (Left foot),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle),
Harry Giles III: Out (Calf)
|Spread Pick||Lakers (-5.5)|
|Total Pick||Over (222)|
|Prediction||Lakers 115, Trail Blazers 109|
The model projects the Lakers to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by a small margin more (6.3 to 5.5).
The model predicts a total 2.2 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.
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Lakers Key Players
Lakers Player Props
- James’ PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 48.5, 6.9 higher than his season average of 41.6.
- Anthony Davis’ PRA prop total for the contest is set at 37.5, 3.6 higher than his season average of 33.9.
- James’ three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 2.4.
- Davis’ steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.
Trail Blazers Key Players
|Gary Trent Jr.||29||15.3||2.1||1.3||0.7||0.2||3.3|
Trail Blazers Player Props
- Lillard’s assists prop over/under for the game is set at 8.5 assists, 0.5 assists higher than his season average of 8.0.
- Enes Kanter’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 19.5, 4.6 less than his season average of 24.1.
- CJ McCollum’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 2.3 shots lower than his season average of 4.8.
- Robert Covington’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals less than his season average of 1.6.
- The Lakers make 48.1% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.5 percentage points higher than the Trail Blazers have allowed to their opponents (47.6%).
- Los Angeles has a 10-7 record against the spread and a 13-4 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 47.6% from the field.
- Portland has an 11-5 record against the spread and an 11-5 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 48.1% of their shots from the field.
- The Trail Blazers have shot at a 44.4% clip from the field this season, 0.8 percentage points less than the 45.2% shooting opponents of the Lakers have averaged.
- This season, Portland has a 10-4 record against the spread and a 12-2 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 45.2% from the field.
- When Los Angeles’ opponents shoot above 44.4% from the field, it is 8-4 against the spread and 11-1 overall.
- The Lakers are hitting 35.1% of their three-point shots this season, 1.9% lower than the 37% the Trail Blazers allow opponents to shoot from deep.
- Los Angeles is 8-5 against the spread and 11-2 overall when it shoots better than 37% from distance.
- Portland is 11-3 against the spread and 11-3 overall when its opponents shoot better than 35.1% from deep.
- The Trail Blazers shoot 38.3% from three-point distance this season. That’s just 2.8 percentage points higher than the Lakers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (35.5%).
- Portland has a 14-6 ATS record and is 15-5 straight-up when the team hits more than 35.5% of its three-point attempts.
- Los Angeles is 10-11 ATS and 15-6 overall in games it shoots over 38.3% from deep.
- The Lakers knock down 10.9 three-pointers per game this season, 5.3 fewer makes per game than the Trail Blazers give up (16.2).
- Portland has gone 15-7 against the spread and 16-6 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Los Angeles makes fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 5-12 ATS and 8-9 straight up.
- The Lakers are the 26th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Trail Blazers allow the 18th-fewest makes from deep.
Lakers vs Trail Blazers Stat Rankings
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