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Blazers Attempt To Fix Road Woes Vs LAC

If the Portland Trail Blazers want to keep themselves in the playoff picture, they will need to start picking up their game on the road. The Blazers are 1-7 SU and 3-5 ATS in their past eight road games with the only SU victory coming against the lowly New Orleans Pelicans. Damian Lillard and company may not find a better spot to try to fix their road woes than they'll have when they face a struggling Los Angeles Clippers squad on Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 14-7 in the Clippers' past 21 games.
  • The Clippers are 1-3-1 ATS in their past five games hosting the Blazers.
  • The OVER is 7-0 in the Blazers' past seven games on the road.

The Blazers defense has been downright terrible recently as the team has given up 116.7 point per game through their past 10 outings. Defense has been the issue for Portland all season as their sixth-ranked offense has been weighed down by their 20th ranked defense.

The Clippers have been struggling mightily recently with the team picking up just two wins in their past eight games while going 1-7 ATS. LA has allowed all but one of their past eight opponents to score at least 108 points, with the lone exception being the punchless New York Knicks. Chris Paul had an amazing outing the first time these teams met this season, with the point guard notching 21 points and 19 assists, but was held to a combined 21 points and 14 assists in the last two against the Blazers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Los Angeles Clippers as -5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 213 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 108-106 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.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Portland Trail Blazers will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 40-32 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Los Angeles Clippers are 32-36-2 ATS. Portland is 41-31 vs the betting total points scored; Los Angeles is 30-38-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Portland injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Los Angeles Clippers and the No. 8-ranked Portland Trail Blazers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 7-ranked offense averaging 104.5 PPG, against a Portland Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 20 at 104.1 PPG. The Los Angeles Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 46.12% so far, more than the Portland Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.86% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Portland got 27 points from Damian Lillard en route to a 109-103 victory over Dallas on Wednesday at Moda Center.

DeAndre Jordan scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Clippers to victory (they lost 114-98 to Golden State at Oracle Arena on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
  • Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Portland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games on the road
  • LA Clippers is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • LA Clippers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of LA Clippers's last 21 games
  • LA Clippers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland home to Philadelphia, Saturday, March 26th
Los Angeles home to Denver, Sunday, March 27th