NBA Odds: Clippers host the Blazers
Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers will be looking for a second straight ATS win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night as those teams hit the floor in NBA betting action.
The Clippers topped the Blazers 96-83 as a 10-point home favorite when the teams last met on January 27, improving Los Angeles to 5-5 SU but just 4-6 ATS in their past 10 games against Portland. The OVER/UNDER went 4-5-1 in those contests.
The Clippers sport records of 54-26 and 44-35-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trail Blazers sit at 33-47 and 35-42-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 44-36 for the Clippers and 44-36 for the Trail Blazers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 5-rated Clippers and the No. 21-rated Trail Blazers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 105-96 win for the Clippers on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 18-rated squad against Portland's No. 23-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 10 in the league with 7.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 8.2 per outing.
Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.8 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 118-109 loser as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 15-point underdog, while 227 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Portland got 30 points from Damian Lillard en route to a 118-109 loss at the hands of Portland on Sunday at Pepsi Center.
The Clippers were a 91-87 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles got 16 points from DeAndre Jordan en route to a 91-87 victory over Memphis on Saturday at FedExForum.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a loss are 0-10
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Trail Blazers at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 10 games
Portland is 14-7 SU in their last 21 games when playing LA Clippers
Portland is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games at home
LA Clippers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Portland
Portland home to Golden State, Wednesday, April 17
LA Clippers at Sacramento, Wednesday, April 17