The Lakers come off a home game against the Hornets and go directly to the Portland to play the Blazers in hopes of reaching the playoffs as the eight seed in the West. View NBA odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Lakers (40-37) sit a half game behind the Jazz entering Tuesday’s nights action. After the game with Portland, the Lakers only have three more games left before the regular season concludes. All three will be played in the Staples Center. However, all three will be played against teams that will be in the playoffs in the West, the Rockets, the Spurs and the Warriors. The game with the Spurs could be a possible preview for the first round of the playoffs, if the Lakers make it, that is. LA has been just 5-5 in their last 10 games and are only 15-25 on the road this season.
The Blazers (33-44) will have some real things to look forward to in the future, but this year was definitely not theirs. They have some very valuable pieces in Lamarcus Aldridge, Nicholas Batum and rookie Damian Lillard. However, the Blazers have lost their last eight games and struggled in many phases throughout the season. They do hold an above .500 record at home of 22-16.
The Lakers are 31-44-2 against the spread and 14-25-1 on the road. The Blazers are 34-40-3 ATS and are 18-18-2 while playing as the home team.
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