NBA Playoff Game 2 Picks and Predictions for Thursday 8/20/20 -- NBA Betting Picks

NBA Playoff Game 2 Picks and Predictions for Thursday 8/20/20 -- NBA Betting Picks Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

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The NBA Playoffs continue with game 2 of the first round on Thursday and Sports Chat Place has the Best NBA Betting Picks and Predictions for all of today’s games.

In the first game of the NBA Playoffs game 2 on Thursday the Miami Heat take on the Indiana Pacers. Game 1 between the Pacers and the Heat was tight and hotly contested most of the way despite Victor Oladipo leaving early after getting his eye scratched. Jimmy Butler was the finisher for the Heat creating separation on the scoreboard by hitting some rare 3-pointers. Oladipo is questionable for this one but we have to guess he is going to be a go. You can read our Full Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat NBA Playoffs Game 2 Picks and Predictions here.

In the second NBA Playoffs game 2 of the day the Houston Rockets face the Oklahoma City Thunder. Game 1 between the Thunder and the Rockets was tight at the start but by midway through the second quarter the Rockets created separation and never looked back. The Thunder simply had no answers and never were able to reel the Rockets in and make it close. James Harden leads the way for Houston and Russell Westbrook continues to be on the sidelines injured. The Houston Rockets were underdogs in Game 1 and are now favored in Game 2 and you can read our full Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Playoff Game 2 Pick and Prediction here.

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In the third NBA Playoffs Game 2 on Thursday we have the Milwaukee Bucks taking on the Orlando Magic. The Magic pulled off the big upset in game 1 winning outright by double digits after entering the game as a double-digit underdog and are once again a double-digit underdog here. The Bucks haven’t looked good since arriving in the bubble and look to find their footing here behind Giannis Antetokounmpo. You can read our full Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic NBA Playoffs Game 2 Picks and Prediction here.

In the final NBA Playoffs game 2 of Wednesday night we have the Los Angeles Lakers facing the Portland Trail Blazers. Neither team shot well or played particularly well in Game 1 but as the game came down to its final minutes it was Damian Lillard who delivered clutch shots but there were big shots by Carmelo Anthony, CJ McCollum, and Gary Trent Jr. that put the Lakers away. LeBron James and Anthony Davis lead the Lakers but even with those two stars it’s questionable if the Lakers have enough. The Lakers are favored once again in game 2 and you can read our full Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Playoffs Game 2 Pick and Prediction here.

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