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(5-3) Portland Trailblazers vs. L.A. Clippers (6-1)
Date: Tuesday November 9
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: STAPLES Center Los Angeles, CA
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 208
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This is a rematch of the first game of the season for the Clippers, who beat the Blazers on the road 114-106. L.A. only has one loss on the season and their offense has been clicking as of late scoring 114 points and 116 points in their last 2 games.
The Blazers have won 3 in a row and they are one of the highest scoring teams in the league ranking 3rd averaging 110.3 ppg.
In their last games the Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons 114-82 and the Blazers beat the Phoenix Suns 124-121.
While the Blazers have a high scoring team their D has struggled on the season only ranking 26th in opponents’ points allowed.
In their won over the Suns the Blazers allowed them to shoot 50% from the field, but they shot a scorching 55.6%from the field and they also hit on 14 of their 31 3-pointers.
Damian Lillard, who ranks 2nd in the NBA in scoring, had 38 points in the Phoenix game and he and fellow G C.J. McCullom combined for 71 points.
4 of 4 starters for the Blazers scored in double figures in the Suns win while no bench player had more than 6 points.
In their loss to the Clippers earlier this season the Blazers did hold them to a FG% of only 40.7%, but they committed 14 turnovers and gave up 15 offensive rebounds.
The Blazers lack a legit C and that hurts them facing teams with good big guys. That was evident in the earlier loss to L.A. where DeAndre Jordan had 12 boards including 7 offensive boards.
The Blazers are 3-1 on the road this season.
The Clippers rank 14th in the league in points per game and they rank 1st in opponents’ points per game.
In their blowout win over the Detroit Pistons in their last game the Clippers were dominant shooting 53.9% from the field and holding the Pistons to 36.6% shooting. L.A. also shot over 50% from behind the 3-pt arc.
L.A. leading scorer Blake Griffin only had 13 points, but fellow starters Chris Paul, and J.J . Reddick combined for 44 points.
In the Detroit game the Clippers were up 62-32 at halftime and because of that many of their starters resting with none of them logging more than 28 minutes.
L.A. has been en fuego as of late and while their offense has been solid it is their D why they are 6-1.
This season the Clippers are 3-1 at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- PORT is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- PORT is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- LA is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- LA is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- LA is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games.
Free Portland Trailblazers vs. L.A. Clippers NBA Prediction:
The Blazers have been winning, but in their last game they were not impressive only beating a 2-win Suns team by 3 points at home.
The Clippers will dominate the glass tonight and their stars of Griffin and Paul will be pumped up.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: L.A. -9.5
Just like in their opening game they will beat the Blazers and cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Clippers 118 – Blazers 102
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