Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Clippers try to run the Trail Blazers off the court at STAPLES Center in pro hoops action.
The Trail Blazers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 20-21-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Clippers are 25-20 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Portland is 20-23 on the totals; Los Angeles is 25-20.
The visitors opened this morning as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 191 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Clippers) and the No. 19 (Trail Blazers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 105-96 result in favor of the Clippers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 7-ranked offense (101.1 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 19 at 98.8 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 47.3% from the field per game, more than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.6 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.
The Clippers were a 101-100 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (201) made winners of OVER bettors. The Clippers got a 24-point performance from Blake Griffin, who added 10 assists, but Portland still ran past Los Angeles 101-100 on Saturday at Rose Garden.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Trail Blazers at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland's last 11 games on the road
Portland is 14-6 SU in their last 20 games when playing LA Clippers
Portland is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games at home
LA Clippers are 18-7 SU in their last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
Portland home to Dallas, Tuesday, January 29
LA Clippers at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 30