Los Angeles Clippers (12-9) have been rolling recently, as they’ve won four of their last six games on the NBA schedule.
The Clippers vs Trail Blazers betting prediction will likely favor the Clippers given the opposite direction both teams are going in. We should be in for an exciting game!
Last Game Records
The LA Clippers standings have improved significantly during their last stretch of games despite not having Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in the lineup.
They snapped a two-game skid with a recent win over the Indiana Pacers.
The Portland Trail Blazers schedule is full of losses recently, with their latest loss coming against the Brooklyn Nets. However, they defeated the New York Knicks in the game prior.
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Betting Analysis
Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac put up a monster game for the Clippers in their victory over the Pacers, as he put up NBA player stats of 31 points and 29 rebounds.
Terance Mann stepped up in the absence of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard with 14 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.
Norman Powell and Marcus Morris each stepped up in the scoring department as well, finishing with 19 and 13 points, respectively.
Clippers’ NBA Team Stats
The Clippers don’t have the most attractive NBA team stats offensively, but their defense is still a threat to shut down even the toughest offenses out there.
Their defense limited the Pacers to just 12 points in the third quarter, which is not an easy feat to do at all in the modern NBA, especially against a young team with guys that like to get out in transition.
The Clippers’ defense should absolutely be considered when making your Clippers vs Trail Blazers betting picks.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers played the Nets about as close as you could hope through the first three-quarters of the game, but they imploded in the fourth, as they were only able to put up just 17 points.
Jerami Grant put up 29 points, five assists, and four rebounds, as he’s doing his best to keep the team afloat with Damian Lillard out of the lineup. Grant put up 44 points in the game prior.
Jusuf Nurkic put up 17 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists, but many feel like he could’ve put up a stronger performance given the Nets’ struggles to guard opposing big men.
Anfernee Simons struggled with his shot, as he put up just 15 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go along with six assists.
Justise Winslow filled up the stat sheet with 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
NBA Injury Report
Paul George (hamstring) and Luke Kennard (calf) are out for the Clippers. Kawhi Leonard (ankle) is questionable.
Damian Lillard (calf) and Gary Payton II (abdomen) are out for the Trail Blazers.
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Betting Preview
The Trail Blazers are favored with a -2 spread on NBA odds today. The over/under is 217. The Clippers’ moneyline is +110, whereas the Trail Blazers’ moneyline is -130.
The Clippers are 10-11 against the spread. The Trail Blazers are 13-7 against the spread. All of these stats should be considered when making your Clippers vs Trail Blazers betting prediction.
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Betting Prediction
This game is easily one of the more intriguing NBA picks today, as both teams are vying for a spot in the Western Conference Playoffs.
A lot of star power will be missing, however, as Damian Lillard will be out for the Trail Blazers, and Paul George will be out for the Clippers.
Kawhi Leonard may be able to return for this one, but don’t expect him to be the elite player we’ve been accustomed to seeing even if he does make his return, as he still has to get his legs underneath him.
Expect the Trail Blazers to be rejuvenated back home in Portland and win while covering the spread.
NBA Pick: Blazers -3.5 (-110)