Clippers visit Trail Blazers in hoops battle
Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
Los Angeles pays a visit to Portland on Thursday, hoping to send the Trail Blazers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Rose Garden.
This season the Trail Blazers are 2-2 overall and 2-2 ATS against the number, while the Clippers are 3-2 and 3-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Portland is 2-2 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 4-1.
The Clippers were listed as 2-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 200 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trail Blazers sit at No. 24 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Clippers are at No. 16 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 107-97.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 98.5 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 18 at 98.6 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 49.6% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 95 points per game when playing on the road. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 106-84 winner at home against the Spurs. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (190) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles cruised to victory on Wednesday, running San Antonio out of the gym and running up a 106-84 score at STAPLES Center.
In their last action, Portland was a 114-91 loser on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Portland was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by Dallas and falling 114-91 at American Airlines Center.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 0-10
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 1-9
After a win are 4-6
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Clippers at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 11 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 9 games on the road
LA Clippers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games
Portland is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland's last 11 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Portland is 13-5 SU in their last 18 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 10 games at home
LA Clippers home to Atlanta, Sunday, November 11
Portland home to San Antonio, Saturday, November 10