Los Angeles Lakers VS Portland Trail Blazers

NBA Basketball 09:00 PM ET

Saturday

08/18/2020

TNT

Spread: Los Angeles Lakers -5.5

Over/Under: 229.5

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Portland Trail Blazers will be moving towards AdventHealth Arena to clash with the Los Angeles Lakers in Wesley Chapel, Florida on August 18, 2020, 9:00 PM, ET. The 8th seed T-Blazers recently won their deciding qualifier match over the Memphis Grizzlies to a score of 126-122 at the HP Field House, Saturday. Portland PG Damian Lillard poured in 31 points and 10 dimes followed by SG CJ McCollum with 29. Center Jusuf Nurkic capped his game with 22 points, 21 boards, and 6 assists while PF Carmelo Anthony pitched in 21 points in the win over Memphis.

The TrailBlazers will try to stop the LA Lakers with 115.1 ppg at 44.5% from the field while letting other teams dump in points up to 116.2 ppg. Portland managed 45.3 rebounds, 20.6 assists, 6.1 blocks, and 6.4 steals per meeting. Lillard is the highest point maker of the team with 30.0 ppg, 46.3% FG shooting, and 88.8% from the charity stripe. The team is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 matches with Los Angeles and 16-4 SU in its last 20 outings with the Lakers.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions 8/18/2020

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers lost its recent outing to the Sacramento Kings to a score of 122-136 at the HP FieldHouse, Thursday. Most Lakers key players were on the sidelines on reserve for the coming match in the playoff rounds with the Trail Blazers. SF Lebron James was on the court and delivered 17 points in 15 minutes following Dion Waiters with 19 while PF Markieff Morris contributed 14in the loss. Western Conference top rank LA Lakers has a 52-19 win/loss tally in the League.

The Lakers are ready to pursue their NBA Title goal with 113.4 ppg at 52.8% from the field while pinning other ball clubs at 107.6 ppg. Los Angeles surged with 45.8 rebounds, 25.4assists, 6.6 blocks, and 8.6 steals per encounter. PF Anthony Davis is the team’s scoring leader with 26.1 ppg, 50.3% FG shooting, and 84.6% from the charity stripe. Los Angeles 0-5 ATS in its last 5 matches at home and 1-11 SU in its last 12 contests at home with Portland.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA Pick for this game is the Los Angeles Lakers -5.5. The LA Lakers are one of the favorites to bring a title since the onset of the 2020 NBA League but were not so convincing in their performances. The Trail Blazers is not the same team they used to be with all their star players back in productive mode. The Lakers will win this match to a predicted score of 119-112.

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 9:00 PM ET

Location: AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Date: August 18, 2020

TV:  TNT

NBA ODDS: Los Angeles Lakers -5.5

NBA Totals: 229.5

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