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Trail Blazers face Clippers: NBA odds preview

Portland Trail BlazersLos Angeles Clippers
Jan 1, 9:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

3-0TEAM RECORD1-2

The visiting Trail Blazers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at STAPLES Center against the Clippers.

Los Angeles battles the Trail Blazers, currently with a 3-0 mark (2-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 2-1 for the Clippers and 2-1 for the Trail Blazers.

View Portland vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Los Angeles opened as 3.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 201 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Clippers at No. 20 and the Trail Blazers at No. 18 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 113-95 result in favor of the Trail Blazers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 28-rated squad against Portland's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 7 in the league with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 6.7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in home scoring.

The Trail Blazers were a 111-102 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 5.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (213) made winners of OVER bettors. Portland got 25 points from Wesley Matthews en route to a 111-102 victory over Denver on Thursday at Rose Garden.

Los Angeles was a 114-101 loser in its last match at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 215 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles got 34 points from Blake Griffin en route to a 114-101 loss at the hands of Los Angeles on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Trail Blazers at Clippers trends to consider:
Portland is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
Portland is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games on the road
Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
LA Clippers are 16-6 SU in their last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games at home

Next up:
Portland at Oklahoma City, Tuesday, January 3
LA Clippers home to Houston, Wednesday, January 4

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