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Portland Trail Blazers (36-39) at Los Angeles Lakers (52-19)

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 9:00 pm

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Western Conference - First Round - Best Of 7 - Game 1 - Lake Buena Vista, F

I know the Lakers have looked asleep at the proverbail wheel in the bubble, and Portland has looked almost unstoppable at times. But today Im betting on the sleeping giant known as the Lakers to awake from their slumber and deliver a cover to their backers.The Lakers, set for their first playoff appearance in seven years, are 9-2 in playoff series all-time against the Blazers and during their meetings this season, the Lakers put up 119, 128 and 136 points against the Blazers.PORTLAND is 5-15 ATS  as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points this season.

Play on the LA Lakers to cover 

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