The Portland Trail Blazers host the Los Angeles Clippers at the Moda Center this Friday. We expect another high-intensity game from two of the best offensive teams in the league.
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Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Game Information
- When: Friday, October 29, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 710 ESPNLA (Clippers) / Rip City Radio 620 AM (Blazers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers (+2.5) / Portland Trail Blazers (-2.5)
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
The Clippers (1-4) have been underperforming since the start of the season. They managed to win once in four games and are yet to secure a road victory.
Even though the Clippers have the firepower, the squad struggles to close down the deficit. The team lost by 13 points or more in their last two defeats. Moreover, teams average 103.2 points per game (8th) against the Clippers.
As a team, the Clipper averaged 105.5 points per game (21st). They have good ball rotation and teach chemistry, recording 25.8 assists per game (7th). However, shooting is not on point for the squad as they record a 49.3 effective field goal percentage (25th). They produce 40.8 three-point attempts a game (7th) and average only 12.5 shots made downtown (17th).
The Clippers average 12.5 steals a game. It is currently the best record in the league. If they capitalize on these scoring opportunities combined with low turnover numbers (11.2 per game), Tyronn Lue and the rest of the squad can recover from this slump.
Marcus Morris Sr. is still out with a left knee injury. Nicolas Batum is expected to take over the starting power forward position this Friday.
Why Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers?
The Blazers have a 2-2 record. They lost to the Clippers on Oct. 25 in Tinseltown, 116-86. This time around, they get a chance to even things out in front of their home crowd.
After a 116-96 home win against the Grizzlies, the side is now fired up and ready for another game at the Moda Center. The team averages 114.2 points per game (6th) and one of the best effective field goal percentages in the league at 54.8% (3rd). They are not the best when it comes to boards or even dishing out assists, but the team makes up for that with accuracy. Furthermore, they average 14.0 three-pointers made per game (5th).
Highlighting Portland’s defense, the side does well to contest rebounds with an average of 56.0 total rebounds per game (11th). Jusuf Nurkic is the man for the job and leads the team with 11.0 rebounds per game. This is paired with adequate rim protection of 5.0 blocks per game (13th).
C.J. McCollum currently holds a team-high record of 26.75 points to go with 2.0 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game. Meanwhile, Damian Lillard has been cold. He is shooting just 33.3 percent from the floor, but he’s leading the Blazers with 8.0 assists per game.
Small forward Norman Powell is under observation following a knee injury. If he fails to show up, Larry Nance Jr. takes over the position on Friday.
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends
- The Clippers are 7-3 in the last ten regular-season road games at the Moda Center (6-4 ATS).
- The Clippers scored no less than 112 points in five of the last five regular-season home games.
- The totals went over in two of the Clippers’ last five regular-season road games against the Blazers.
- The Blazers are 6-4 in the last ten regular-season home games (5-5 ATS).
- The Blazers scored 120 points or more in five of the last ten regular-season games at the Moda Center.
- The totals went under in six of the Blazers’ last ten regular-season home games against the Clippers.
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Expert Betting Prediction
The Blazers start to get some traction under them. McCollum looks dangerous and this only gets better once Lillard gets his stride. They enter the game as favorites, but the margins aren’t enough for an easy victory. Expect the Clippers to stay close here. There’s a good chance that the visitors cover the spread, and if Paul George delivers another stellar performance, we might even see the team take the road win. Ultimately, we look forward to a close contest on Friday night.
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