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Trail Blazers vs. Lakers Game 1 Predictions, Odds, Preview

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The final contest on the second day of NBA playoff action delivers the West's 1-8 matchup at AdventHealth Arena.

The No. 1-seeded Los Angeles Lakers meet the No. 8 seed Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their best-of-seven first-round series.

Betting Resources

Betting Odds - Trail Blazers vs. Lakers

The L.A. Lakers opened as a six-point favorite at DraftKings but were quickly bet to 5.5, which is where the line has remained as of Tuesday mornning.

The total opened at 229 at DraftKings, dipped to 228.5 and has since hovered in the 229.5 range since. Be sure to follow all the line movements.

Point-Spread Odds

  • Lakers -5.5
  • Trail Blazers +5.5

Money-Line Odds

  • Lakers -250 (Bet $100 to win $40)
  • Blazers +205 (Bet $100 to win $205)

Total Odds

  • Over 229.5
  • Under 229.5

Series Odds

  • Lakers -455
  • Blazers +340

Inside the Betting Stats

(Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS)


  • Portland: 35-39 SU, 32-40-3 ATS
  • Los Angeles: 52-19 SU, 36-34-1 ATS


  • Portland: 7-2 SU, 5-3-1 ATS
  • Los Angeles: 3-5 SU, 1-7 ATS

The Lakers have been one of the favorites to claim this season's NBA title all season. They were favored all but seven times in their games this season and were last an underdog against the Rockets on Aug. 6. They failed to cover in seven of eight seeding contests.

Thanks to the play-in game against Memphis, Portland tied Dallas in playing the most games (75) of any team this season. They entered the bubble as just one of the teams in the mix chasing the Grizzlies for the No. 8 seed and finished 7-2.

Over-Under Total Notes Totals Report


  • Portland: 45-30 O/U
  • Los Angeles: 34-37 O/U


  • Portland: 8-1 O/U
  • Los Angeles: 4-4 O/U
The Blazers gave up 121 or more points in six of their eight seeding games, which includes surrendering 135 points against Memphis in their opener.The high side connected in all but one of the Blazers games.

The Lakers lost to the Thunder, Rockets, Lakers and Kings over their last five games despite having LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the mix for most of those contests.

Blazers vs. Lakers Head-to-Head

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