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Pointspread favors Clippers in battle with Trail Blazers

Portland Trail BlazersLos Angeles Clippers
March 30, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

24-27TEAM RECORD29-21

Portland pays a visit to Los Angeles on Friday, hoping to send the Clippers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at STAPLES Center.

This season the Clippers are 29-21 overall and 25-24-1 ATS against the number, while the Trail Blazers are 24-27 and 23-28 ATS. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 22-27-1 on the OU, and Portland is 26-25.

View Portland vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Trail Blazers before tip-off in this one will find them as 8-point underdogs, while the total sits at 188.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 15-rated Clippers and the No. 18-rated Trail Blazers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-97 win for the Clippers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trail Blazers rank No. 25 in the league with 40.7 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 6-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Trail Blazers rate No. 12 with 6.9 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 97.4 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in home scoring.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 99-93 winner as they battled the Hornets at home. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 192 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Trail Blazers got a 25-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge, who added 12 rebounds as Portland ran past New Orleans 99-93 on Thursday at Rose Garden.

The Clippers were a 103-86 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Suns. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. Phoenix was victimized for 27 points and 14 rebounds by Blake Griffin as the Clippers defeated the Suns 103-86 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a win are 0-10

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Trail Blazers at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Portland is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games on the road
Portland is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 12 games

Next up:
Portland home to Minnesota, Sunday, April 1
LA Clippers home to Utah, Saturday, March 31