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LA Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Los Angeles Lakers will play their third playoff round with the Portland TrailBlazers at the AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida on August 22, 2020, 8:30 PM, ET. Los Angeles did not waste much time to fend off the pesky Trail Blazers and crush them to a score of 111-88 at the AdventHealth Arena, Thursday. PF Anthony Davis poured in 31 points and 11 boards while SF Lebron James had 10 points, 6 boards, 7 dimes, and 6 turnovers in the win. Los Angeles is 1-1 in the first round of the playoff series against Portland.

The LA Lakers will look to take game 3 with 113.4 ppg at 48.0% from the field while holding off Portland at 94.0 ppg. Los Angeles flows with 45.7 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 6.6 blocks, and 8.6 steals per outing with the T-Blazers. Davis is the team’s leading point maker with 26.1 ppg, 50.3% FG shooting, and 84.6% from the charity area. The team is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 matches with Portland and 5-15 SU in its last 20 encounters with the Trail Blazers.

LA Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions 8/22/2020

Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers will have to fight back after a thrashing from the Los Angeles Lakers,Thursday. Portland stunned Los Angeles in game 1 but everything went wrong in Game 2 for the team. PG Damian Lillard had 18 points in game 2, a far cry from his 34 points in game 1. The team shot 40% overall and converted 8 out of its 29 three points attempts. SG CJ McCollum managed 13 points that was 6 out of his 16 tries from the field. Portland is tied at 1-1 after game 2 in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

The Trail Blazers will work harder in Game 2 with 115.0 ppg at 46.3% from the field while capping the Lakers at 102.0 ppg. Portland got 45.3 rebounds, 20.6 assists, 6.1 blocks, and 6.3 steals per game. Lillard is the best scorer of the team with 30.0 ppg, 46.3% FG shooting, and 88.8% from the free throw stripe. Portland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 home matches with Los Angeles and 4-1 SU in its last 5 outings in the season.

LA Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers. The NBA Pick for this game is the LA Lakers -7.5. Though the Lakers managed a victory in Game 2, it is still a tandem that takes on the cudgels of their plays as a team. Portland PG Damian Lillard dislocated a finger in Game 2 and will continue to play in Game 3. James distributed the ball well despite his kow scoring contribution, which worked well for the team. The LA Lakers will win this outing to a predicted score of 118-114.

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LA Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 8:30 PM ET

Location: AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Date: August 22, 2020

TV:  ABC

NBA ODDS: LA Lakers -7.5

NBA Totals: 226.5

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