Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers odds, picks and best bets

The Portland Trail Blazers. (35-39) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers. (52-19) Tuesday in Game 1 of their Western Conference Quarterfinals series at AdventHealth Arena for a 9 p.M. ET tip-off. We analyze the Trail Blazers.-Lakers. NBA betting odds and lines, with picks and best bets.

Trail Blazers. vs. Lakers.: Key injuries

Trail Blazers.

  • PF Zach Collins (ankle) out.
  • SF Nassir Little (illness) out.
  • SG C.J. McCollum (back) available.
  • Lakers.

  • PG Rajon Rondo (thumb) doubtful.
  • PF Anthony Davis (knee) probable.
  • SF LeBron James (groin) probable.
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    Trail Blazers. vs. Lakers.:Odds, lines, picks and betting tips

    NBA odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 10 a.M. ET.

    Prediction

    Trail Blazers. 122, Lakers. 118

    Moneyline (ML)

    The Lakers. (-278) open Game 1 of this series as slight favorites over the BLAZERS (+220). Portland comes into this game red hot, winning six of its last seven games. The same can’t be said for Los Angeles, as it has lost four of its last five games.

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    While the Lakers. still should win this series, don’t be surprised if Portland steals Game 1 as Los Angeles shakes off some of the rust. Considering the value, PORTLAND (+220) is the smart play here.

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    Line/Against the Spread (ATS)

    If betting on the Portland moneyline feels like too big of a risk, consider taking the BLAZERS +6.5 (-115) to cover against the Lakers. (-6.5, -106).

    Los Angeles has failed to cover the spread in five-straight games and it wouldn’t be a surprise at all if this game comes down to the last possession. With the Blazers’ ability to shoot 3’s and their outstanding free-throw ability, look for them to stay in this game all night. This game should be close and Portland should have no problem staying within 6 points.

    Over/Under (O/U)

    The total for this Western Conference playoff game is set at 230.5 points, which feels low considering the offenses on both sides. While the Lakers. have struggled to score some in the NBA restart, Portland’s defense is among the league’s worst.

    Both sides should easily eclipse 115 points, allowing the OVER 230.5 (-110) to hit in Orlando. Expect a ton of scoring in this fast-paced Game 1 matchup between the Lakers. and Blazers.

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