For all intents and purposes, Monday evening's Game 4 is a must-win for the Portland Trail Blazers.
With a win, they can tie up the series. With a loss, they fall down 3-1 to the top-seeded team in the Western Conference.
What do oddsmakers think of Portland's chances? Not great.
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7.0-point favorites against Portland in Game 4 in Caesars Casino & Sportsbook with a Lakers money line of -320 while Portland is +260. 53% of total bets have Trail Blazers covering, per The Action Network.
The game has an over/under of 225 points.
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As for the series winner, the Lakers are -3000 (was -550 before Game 1) and Portland is +1120 (was +425 in Fan Duel).
- Blazers in 6: +3600
- Blazers in 7: +1600
- Lakers in 5: -155
- Lakers in 6: +220
- Lakers in 7: +700
Heading into the series, FiveThirtyEight predictions gave the Trail Blazers a 9% chance of winning the series, 2% chance of making the Western Conference Finals again, and <1% of winning the West and/or winning the NBA Finals. Now after the Game 1 victory, those odds shot up to 19% to win the series, a 3% of making the Western Conference Finals and still a <1% of winning the West and/or winning the NBA Finals. But, after falling down 2-1 in the series, Portland has just a 7% chance of winning the series.
Now for player props, Damian Lillard has over/under's of 33.5 points and 7.5 assists. He averaged 37.6 points and 9.6 assists in the NBA's eight seeding games, and 36.0 points and 9.0 assists against the Lakers in the regular season. In the postseason, he's averaged 28.7 points on 41.8% shooting (38.7 3-PT %) and 4.3 assists per game.
CJ McCollum has an over/under of 21.5 points, Carmelo Anthony has over/under's of 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, Jusuf Nurkic has over/under's of 15.5 points and 9.5 rebounds and Hassan Whiteside has over/under 9.5 rebounds.
In the series, CJ McCollum has averaged 20.7 points, Melo has averaged 11.0 points and 5.3 rebounds, Nurkic has averaged 11.7 points and 9.7 rebounds, and Whiteside grabbed 8 rebounds starting in Game 3.
Meanwhile, for the Lakers, Anthony Davis has over/under's of 30.5 points and 10.5 rebounds, LeBron James has over/under's of 30.5 points, 10.5 assists, and 9.5 rebounds, Danny Green has an over/under of 8.5 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has an over/under of 10.5 points.
As for future bets, the Blazers are +1600 to win the Western Conference and +3000 to win the NBA Finals in Fan Duel. Heading into the restart, Portland was +15000 to win the championship in Westgate.
The Blazers will take on the Lakers in Game 4 of their Western Conference Playoff Series on Monday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m. PT here on NBC Sports NW.