Clippers get a visit from Trail Blazers
The Los Angeles Clippers lost but covered the posted spread in their last game against the Portland Trail Blazers as those teams meet in NBA betting action on Wednesday night.
Los Angeles fell 116-112 in Portland back on December 26 but managed to cover a 4.5-point spread on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks in the contest.
That improved the Clippers to 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 against the Blazers since 2011.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Clippers are 36-18 so far on the season, and 31-23 ATS vs. the number. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, are 36-16 and 28-24 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 29-23-2 and the Trail Blazers go 32-19-1 on the totals.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Clippers at No. 3 and the Trail Blazers at No. 8 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 103-101 result in favor of the Clippers.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 98-95 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 193 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Trail Blazers endured a 98-95 loss at the hands of the Thunder on Tuesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Nicolas Batum at Rose Garden.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 123-78 winner at home against the 76ers. They covered the 16-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Philadelphia was run off the court by the Clippers on Sunday as Los Angeles blasted the 76ers 123-78 at STAPLES Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 106.72 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 26 at 103.38 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 47.12% so far, more than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.05% per game.
Portland home to San Antonio, Wednesday, February 19th
Los Angeles home to San Antonio, Tuesday, February 18th