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Houston Rockets (48-31) at Los Angeles Lakers (56-20)

Friday, September 04, 2020 at 9:00 pm

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Take Houston.

This is my GAME 1 WINNER.

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Game 739.

6:00 pm pst.


Houston won and covered both 2020 meetings with Los Angeles. Yes, the Rockets are a "smallish" squad, but the stellar play of Harden, Westbrook, and Gordon have the talent and the speed to frustrate the Lakers. This is a very good, experienced team that is 5-2 ATS the last seven as an underdog. The oddsmakers tend to inflate the lines when it comes to LA, as they are just 4-9 ATS then last 13 as a favorite and 4-10 ATS the last 14 overall. Take Houston. Thank you.

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Joe’s Pick Houston Rockets: +6.5 -105

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