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Los Angeles Lakers (54-20) at Portland Trail Blazers (37-41)
Monday, August 24, 2020 at 9:00 pm
Ricky's 8* play on Portland.
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.
- The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a straight up win.
- The Lakers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite.
- The Lakers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Verdict: The Blazers aren't going to lie down.