Free NBA Pick: Clippers vs. Trailblazers Lines
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(0-0) L.A. Clippers vs. Portland Trailblazers (1-0)
Date: Thursday October 27
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Moda Center Portland, OR
NBA Moneyline Odds: Clippers -135 / Blazers +115
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -2
NBA Betting Total: 209.5
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The Blazers have gotten off to a solid start to the season beating the Utah Jazz 113-104 and they host the Clippers, who are playing their season opener.
The Clippers took 3 of 4 games from the Blazers last season and went 1-1 facing them in Portland.
This may be a high scoring game between a couple of teams in that ranked in the top 7 last season in points per game.
Last season the Clippers ranked 7th in the league in both points per game and opponents points per game.
L.A. was not very busy in the off-season keeping their core group together. They are still led by their, sort of, big 3 in Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan.
Griffin and Paul combined to average over 40 ppg last season and Jordan ranked 2nd in the NBA averaging 13.8 rebounds per game.
The Clippers also have a couple of sharpshooters in J.J. Reddick and 6th man Jamaal Crawford, who combined to average over 30 ppg last season.
One key for the Clip Joint in this Western Conference match up is perimeter defense. In their win over the Jazz in their season opener guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum totaled 64 points.
Last season the Clippers were 24-17 on the road.
The Blazers beat the Utah Jazz in their opener where they shot over 52% from the floor and they also shot over 68% from 3-pt range.
They are led by their guard play and they do not have a center on the roster, which is a concern with Jordan in the middle.
In the last game these teams faced each other in Portland the Clippers got the win, Jordan pulled down 14 rebounds, and Lillard did go for 20 points, but was only 7 for 25 from the field.
Besides Lillard and McCollum the other 3 starters for Portland only combined for 11 points in the win over the Jazz.
However, the bench stepped up to combine for 38 points with Noah Vonleh and Allen Crabbe totaled 29 points.
Portland hit on 13 of their 19 3-pointers in the Utah win and if they can shoot like that again they have a good chance to go 2-0 on the young season.
The Blazers won their opener at home, which was their 16th straight home opening win, and last season they were 28-13 in their house.
NBA Betting Trends:
- LA is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up win.
- LA is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Northwest.
- PORT is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- PORT is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- PORT has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
Free L.A. Clippers vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Prediction:
After being injured in last season’s playoffs Paul and Griffin are hungry this season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: L.A. -2
In their opener they will win and cover even on the road and hand Portland a rare home loss.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Clippers 109 – Blazers 104
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