The Portland Trailblazers (14-13) take on the Los Angeles Lakers (14-15) Friday night at 10:30ET. NBA picks are available at Bovada sportsbook.
Portland has won six of their last seven to bring their season totals to 14-13 SU and 11-15-1 ATS. Over that span, they were 4-3 ATS. All but one of those games were played on their home court, and they have had a much tougher time on the road, going 4-9 SU, while only going 2-7 ATS in their last nine road contests.
The Lakers had their five game winning streak snapped with a 12 point loss in Denver, to bring their record to 14-15 SU and 12-16-1 ATS. They have been road warriors most of the month of December, and should enjoy being back at home, where they defeated the Knicks on Christmas Day. For the season they are 9-6 at home.
The Lakers are a favorite. Portland has dominated this series head to head, going 19-7 ATS in their past 26 matchups. Look for that to continue, take Portland plus the points at www.sportsbookroom.com.