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Trail Blazers host Clippers in basketball action

Los Angeles ClippersPortland Trail Blazers
Feb 16, 10:30 PM | Rose Garden

Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

18-9TEAM RECORD16-14

Rose Garden features an NBA battle between the host Portland Trail Blazers and the visiting Los Angeles Clippers in betting action on Thursday.

The Trail Blazers sit at 16-14 (16-14 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Clippers are currently 18-9 (16-10-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Portland is 14-16 OU, and Los Angeles is 12-15 OU.

View LA Clippers vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 12 (Clippers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-100 result in favor of the Trail Blazers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 7-ranked offense (98.3 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 18 at 95.6 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, less than the Clippers have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 97 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 102-84 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Clippers covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite, while 186 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Blake Griffin scored 23 points and chipped in with 15 rebounds for Los Angeles on Wednesday, leading the Clippers to a 102-84 victory over Washington at STAPLES Center.

The Trail Blazers were a 93-91 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Trail Blazers got 24 points from Gerald Wallace as Portland ran past Golden State 93-91 on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 8-2
After a win are 2-8

A few Clippers at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
LA Clippers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games
LA Clippers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road
Portland is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games
Portland is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games at home

Next up:
LA Clippers home to San Antonio, Saturday, February 18
Portland home to Atlanta, Saturday, February 18

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