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Portland Trail Blazers (37-39) at Los Angeles Lakers (52-20)

Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 9:00 pm

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Ricky's 8* play on the Blazers.

Key Angle: It's important to remember that Ricky never makes a bet on any game based on just one angle. In order to make the grade, all his premium picks must meet several important criteria. He doesn't share all his secrets within his analysis, instead he chooses to reveal only the angle that he feels is the most significant. Here in this game the recent history of these two teams is particularly significant.

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Key Trends:

- The Trail Blazers are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.

- The Lakers are 0-6 ATS in their last six games overall.

- The Trail Blazers are 47-22 ATS in the last 69 head to head meetings.

Verdict: The Lakers look old and slow in Game 1.

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Ricky’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers: +6.5 -110

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