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Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 8/20/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 8/20/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Portland Trail Blazers will play their second playoff round with the Los Angeles Lakers at the AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida on August 20, 2020, 9:00 PM, ET. Portland made it look easy after an upset over the Lakers to a score of 100-93 at the AdventHealth Arena, Tuesday. T-Blazers PG Damian Lillard was unstoppable delivering 34 points followed by a balanced scoring of SG CJ McCollum with 21 and Center Jusuf Nurkic with 16 points. Portland is 1-0 over the Lakers after their first game of the playoff rounds.

The TrailBlazers are intent on drying up the Lakers in Game 2 with 114.9 ppg at 44.3% from the field while allowing other teams to score up to 115.9 ppg. Portland pounded 45.3 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 6.1 blocks, and 6.3 steals per outing. Lillard is the team’s best point producer with 30.0 ppg, 46.3% FG shooting, and 88.8% from the charity stripe. Portland is 16-4 SU in its last 20 matches against Los Angeles and 12-1 SU in its last 13 road outings with the LA Lakers.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions 8/20/2020

Meanwhile the Los Angeles Lakers look to bounce back after their disappointing upset from the T-Blazers at the AdventHealth Arena, Tuesday. Lakers SF Lebron James did his job as best as he could with 23 points, 17 boards, and 16 dimes followed by PF Anthony Davis with 28 points and 11 rebounds. The rest of the team combined a total of 42 points on 17 of 53 (32.1%) shooting percentage. Los Angeles is 0-1 after Game 1 in the first round of the playoffs.

The Lakers will not take their loss lightly and will surely rise back with 113.2 ppg at 52.*% from the field while capping opponents at 107.5ppg. Los Angeles gathered 45.9 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 6.6 blocks, and 8.7 steals per encounter. Davis is the team’s best pointmaker with 26.1 ppg, 50.3% FG shooting, and 84.6% from the foul line. The team is 0-6ATS in its last 6 home matches and 1-12 SU in its last 13 home meetings with the Trail Blazers.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA Pick for this game is the Los Angeles Lakers -5.5. The Lakers made mistakes on their defense particularly down the stretch and they will be making amends for it in Game 2. Despite the TrailBlazers shooting below 40% from the field, they still staged that upset and it’s one thing that Los Angeles should be worried about. Portland is a great offensive team and they are even more lethal when they are shooting well. The LA Lakers will win this match but will fall short on the spread to a predicted score of 114-111.

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Lakers 8/20/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 9:00 PM ET

Location: HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida

Date: August 20, 2020

TV:  ESPN

NBA ODDS: Los Angeles Lakers -5.5

NBA Totals: 225.5

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