Los Angeles Clippers (6-4) vs Portland Trail Blazers (8-3)Date : 11/08/2018
Time : 10:00 PM ET
Location : Moda Centre
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers will welcome the Clippers to Moda Centre the Blazers are coming off an impressive victory over the Bucks while the Clippers were able to take down the Wolves in their previous game. Game tips off at 10:00 PM ET.
Los Angeles Clippers 's Latest Performance :
The Clippers will hit the road for a game as they are coming off a victory against the Wolves. The Clippers are off to a good start they are 6-4 on the season. Leading the way for the Clippers was Tobias Harris scored 22 points and grabbed 10 boards. He has scored 21+ points in three straight. Danilo Gallinari added 22 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two triples. The Clippers will still be without their lockdown defender Bradley which means Shai Alexander will face the tall task of guarding Damian Lillard / CJ McCollum. He is getting the start on Thursday. That being said, it’s going to take a team effort to take down the Blazers. That team effort is going to consist of doing a collective job of rebounding the ball and interrupting the Blazers’ offense. The Clippers will have to use their size advantage going up against the Blazers as Harris has become the focal point of Doc Rivers offense and is starting to look more comfortable in that role. Marjanovic will be making his second start in a row for the Clippers.
Portland Trail Blazers's Latest Performance :
The Blazers are coming off their best win of the season as they handed the Bucks their second loss of the season. CJ McCollum had his best game of the season as he scored 40 points hitting 17-of-26 shots and 1-of-2 free throws. It was a great game for CJ and it was even more impressive that he was able to have this type of output against a team like the Bucks who have not lost yet on the road this season. Evan Turner caught fire for 16 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, a steal and two 3-pointers, logging season highs in points, boards and minutes. It was great to see players helping out Lillard with the scoring. The Blazers as a team finished the game with 17-made threes. The three-point shot has become really important in today’s game as we are starting to see more teams attempting more threes than ever. It will be the first time that these two teams will be meeting so it will be interesting to see how the two backcourts matchup the Blazers rely on isolation basketball while the Clippers have developed a system that involves a lot of ball movements.
How Los Angeles Clippers & Portland Trail Blazers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Trail Blazers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific.
Clippers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Clippers
My reason for the pick :
The Clippers should be able to edge out this game on the road against the Blazers, the Clippers are playing unselfish basketball at the moment and it will be hard for the Blazers to stop them when everyone on the Clippers team is capable of scoring. For the Blazers their offense is predictable and I don’t see CJ drop 40 points as he should be held under 20 points in this game. Go with the Clippers picking up this win on the road.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Clippers :
- Clippers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Northwest.
Betting trends for Portland Trail Blazers:
- Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.