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Clips are Massive Underdogs in Game 6

Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

The injury-plagued Los Angeles Clippers’ postseason hopes are fading at a rapid clip, and it’s going to take a small miracle for them to get back in their first-round series with the Portland Trail Blazers. Portland, who owns a 3-2 series lead, can send the Clips to the golf course with a win in Oregon tonight.

Shark Bites
  • The Clippers are 1-29 SU in their last 30 games as an underdog of 10.0 or more.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Clippers' last six games against the Trail Blazers.
  • The Clippers are 1-3 SU and ATS in their last four games on Friday.

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin suffered crushing injuries last week that knocked them both out of the playoffs, and the Clippers simply aren’t the same team without the duo on the floor. L.A. has shot 39.5 percent in their three losses in the series, including a 25.4 mark from three-point range. The Clippers connected at 49.7 percent and 36.8 percent from beyond the arc in their pair of wins.

Totals bettors would be wise to keep an eye on the number tonight. Sportsbooks opened the OVER/UNDER in the 198 ballpark, which will greatly appeal to OVER bettors. Portland has gone OVER in 10 of its last 14 with a closing total of 198 or less.

Los Angeles has been bounced in the opening round just once in its last five trips to the playoffs. That came in 2013 against Memphis when they blew a 2-0 series lead. Coincidentally, L.A. opened their series with Portland by collecting two-straight wins.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Portland Trail Blazers as -10-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 198 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 104-92 result in favor of the Trail Blazers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Clippers will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 42-43-2 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Portland Trail Blazers are 47-40 ATS. Los Angeles is 35-50-2 vs the betting total points scored; Portland is 45-42. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Portland vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 15-rated Los Angeles Clippers taking on the No. 13-rated Portland Trail Blazers in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Portland's No. 6-ranked offense averaging 104.6 PPG, against a Los Angeles Clippers defense that ranks No. 7 at 99.95 PPG. The Portland Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 44.7% so far, less than the Los Angeles Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.29% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • LA Clippers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Clippers is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • LA Clippers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers's last 5 games
  • Portland is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games
  • Portland is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Portland, Sunday, May 1st