The Los Angeles Lakers are 20-5 all-time against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center during regular-season play. That is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Friday night, as the two teams tip things off at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Sports bettors will find that the Lakers are nine-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 202.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a total prediction along the way.