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2021 NBA Handicapping
(1-1) Portland Trail Blazers vs. LA Clippers (0-2)
Date: Monday, October 25th
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Blazers +139 | Clippers -150 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -3
NBA Betting Total: 234.5
Monday, October 25th finds the Portland Trail Blazers facing the LA Clippers in their first meeting of the 2021-22 season. Both teams have played two matches with the Blazers coming off a rout of the Suns while the Clippers lost an early lead to lose to the Grizzlies.
Last season, the teams played three times with the Clippers taking all three contests. The Blazers hold the all-time record having bested the Clippers in 147 of their 231 matches.
Portland Trail Blazers
Head coach, Chauncey Billups got his first win thanks to a thrashing of the Suns. He also got great news during the week when Damian Lillard formalized his intention to remain in Portland citing his relationship and respect for Billups as part of the reason why.
Like many teams in the first week, Portland offered both ends of the spectrum as they countered the rout of Phoenix with a loss on opening night to the Kings.
Offensively, the Blazers have feasted and rank second in that category as of Sunday morning. However, the area the Blazers know they need to improve upon is defense and that’s where Billups has invested the most attention.
Through their two games, they’ve improved over last season ranking 19th (110.1) compared to 29th (115.3) last season. The key will be to continue building upon the system tweaks Billups has implemented.
In the victory versus the Suns, CJ McCollum led the way with 28 points while Lillard chipped in 19 points and eight assists.
Five Blazers contributed double-digit scoring including Norman Powell (16), Anfernee Simons (18), and Nassir Little (11) while Jusuf Nurkic grabbed 12 rebounds.
Tony Snell (foot) is the only player who is questionable to participate in this match.
For the second game in a row, the Clippers had an opportunity to win within the final minute of play but failed to convert.
In the match versus the Warriors, the Clippers erased a 19 point deficit, took an eight-point lead but couldn’t do enough to counter two late-game 3-pointers by Steph Curry falling 113-115.
It was a different scenario versus the Grizzlies as LA took a 13 point lead, but coughed it up to fall behind by 16 points. Once again LA fought back drawing within two points with 1:14 remaining but wasn’t able to get any closer falling 114 to 120.
They look to rebound and will face the Blazers twice this week and host the Cavaliers in between that home and home series.
In the loss to the Grizzlies, Paul George led the way for LA with a double-double of 41 points and 10 rebounds. Five Clippers scored in double-figures including starters Reggie Jackson (17) and Eric Bledsoe (12).
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Clippers are 7-3 in their last 10 head to head contests
- The Clippers are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over Under is 5-5 in the team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
It’s hard to draw specific concerns or pluses from the two matches the Clippers played as their strengths and weaknesses reversed.
Case in point, against Golden State they shot the 3-ball well, won the boards, and feasted in the paint but turned over the ball and didn’t shoot well from the line. Versus the Grizz, they didn’t turn the ball over, shot better from the stripe but shot the 3-ball poorly
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers -3
With these teams facing each other twice this week each team will want to try to sweep both games but these home and home matches often end up being split. With that in mind, I lean to the Clippers finally earning their first “W” of the season.
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