Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Clippers vs Trail Blazers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Los Angeles Clippers taking on the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday January 6 at The Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Los Angeles Clippers (22-13) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (15-22)
Date: Wednesday January 6
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center – Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: Clippers -175, Trail Blazers +155
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -4
NBA Betting Total: 205.5
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Their record may be good but the Clippers have a lot to prove if they want to be considered elite this season.
Portland has probably been more competitive than expected this year as they transition from Lamarcus Aldridge.
Los Angeles Clippers:
The Clippers may like to talk a good game but this season it has been obvious they are not close to the likes of Golden State or San Antonio in the West. Especially not without Blake Griffin in the lineup.
He will be out once again but they have been playing well without him. They are on a six game winning streak and have covered the last five.
They do not have a replacement that can do what Griffin does but it does open opportunities for others to get their offense. In their most recent win Austin Rivers led all Clippers with 26 points off the bench.
Chris Paul has good numbers but he can be even better. His shooting has not been good this season and they probably need him to be more of an offensive threat.
This is a game they can and should win without having to play their best.
Portland Trail Blazers:
There was talk of Portland being terrible this season but I think they have been pretty good considering they lost their star player of the last decade when Aldridge went to San Antonio.
They knew they had a stud in Damian Lillard but CJ McCollum has also become a reliable scoring option giving them a young backcourt that can grow together. They are both on the small size though.
They are still looking for someone that can be both reliable and productive up front. Al Farouq-Amino, Mason Plumlee and even Meyers Leonard have their moments but they are not getting consistent production from their bigs.
Gerald Henderson has been a complete bust. I think they thought he might be Wesley Matthews light but it has not come to be. His shooting has been terrible.
Griffin may be out but this is not a good matchup for the Blazers. They lost by 15 the last time these teams played.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Trail Blazers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Over is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Over is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Free NBA Prediction:
I like the line on the Clippers in this one. They should win going away on the road.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers ATS
I haven’t seen a ton of Portland this season. I like their results but I don’t get how this team wins on days when they don’t really shoot the lights out.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 107 – Portland 97
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