The Portland Trail Blazers are set to face the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. Both Western Conference teams are two games into the season, and the visitors hold the better record so far.
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Trail Blazers vs. Clippers Game Information
All hands on deck. pic.twitter.com/mSDkEgWa8x— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) October 23, 2021
- When: Monday, October 25, 2021, 10:30 PM ET
- Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: Rip City Radio 620 AM (Blazers) / 710 ESPNLA (Clippers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers (+3.0) / Los Angeles Clippers (-3.0)
Why Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers?
The Blazers are coming off a strong 134-105 win against the Suns. This puts the team second in the league in points per game at 127.5. They record an effective field goal percentage of 60.2 (1st) and shoot 38.8 percent from beyond the arc (10th).
In their most recent game, CJ McCollum lit up the scoreboard with 28 points, three rebounds, and an assist. Meanwhile, Damian Lillard was second-best that night with 19 points, eight assists, and a rebound. McCollum currently holds the best scoring numbers for his team with 31.0 points per game average. Damian Lillard trails him with 19.5 points per game but leads the team in assists at 9.5 per game.
Defensively, the Blazers hold their own pretty well. The team documented 5.0 blocks per game (14th) and 40.0 defensive rebounds per game (4th). But with an average of 114.5 opponent points per game, the team can still tighten things up on this end of the floor.
Norman Powell is out this weekend due to a left knee issue he suffered in the second quarter of the Portland vs. Phoenix game. We expect Larry Nance Jr. to fill the void since Tony Snell is also out with a sprain injury.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
The Clippers remain winless. Their opening game was a road loss to the Warriors followed by a defeat to the Grizzlies at home. Monday presents another chance for Tyronn Lue and the team to recover, and having a home-court advantage is a huge boost.
Since the opener, the Clippers averaged 113.5 points per game (11th) and a 50.5 effective field goal percentage (21st). Moreover, they are shooting 34.2% from beyond the arc (21st) and 78.9% from the free-throw line (10th). It’s still too early to tell how the team will fare for the rest of the season, but last season tells us that the Clippers can still edge the Blazers offensively.
The Clippers rank 12th in offensive rebounds with 11.0 per game. Their defensive rebounding is one of the worst in the league right now at 30.5 rebounds per game (29th). Moreover, the team records 3.0 blocks (23rd) and 8.0 steals per game (14th).
Apart from the absence of star players Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka, no notable injuries plague the Clippers. We expect Paul George to carry the majority of scoring duties after averaging 35.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in the last two games.
Trail Blazers vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Blazers are 4-6 in their last ten road games (5-5 ATS) against the Clippers.
- The Blazers scored 101 points or more in four of their last five road games against the Clippers.
- The totals went over in three of the Blazers’ six road games against the Clippers.
- The Clippers are 2-3 in their last five regular-season games at the STAPLES Center.
- The Clippers are 5-5 against the spread in their last ten regular-season games at home.
- The totals went under in three of the Clippers’ last five regular-season games at home.
Trail Blazers vs. Clippers Expert Betting Prediction
The Trail Blazers will try to build on their recent win against the Suns on Saturday, while the Clippers continue their hunt for a win after two narrow losses. We might see the team get out of this rut if George gets more support from his teammates. Otherwise, this is going to be a closely contested game.
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