Chris' Live Show NBA BEST BET
Portland Trail Blazers (37-39) at Los Angeles Lakers (52-20)
Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 9:00 pm
The Blazers catching the Lakers in game one wasn't a complete shocker as the Blazers had been playing well since the bubble formed and the Blazers are also a scary team when fully healthy with a motivated Damian Lillard leading the way. Portland also exposed the glaring hole that was left when Avery Bradley exited the bubble and opted out as he was the premier defender for L.A. in that backcourt and I just don't know if the deficit at guard for the Lakers is something they can overcome here. A 2-0 series lead for Portland wouldn't surprise me here, but give me the points and the Trail Blazers as my premium pick for this game.