Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction 3/22/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (43-25) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (19-50) on Friday, March 22nd. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on ROOT. The Clippers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Trail Blazers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

Clippers vs Trail Blazers

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The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

The Clippers’ most recent game versus the Trail Blazers saw Paul George lead the Clippers with 27 points while shooting 10/18 from the field. Kawhi Leonard also contributed 24 points as the Clippers won by a score of 116-103 vs. the Trail Blazers.

Looking at their overall record of 43-25, the Clippers are above .500 as they head into today’s game against the Trail Blazers. When playing at home, the Clippers are 22-11 compared to their 21-14 record on the road.

For the season, Los Angeles maintains an ATS record of .500, currently standing at 34-34 ATS. Los Angeles has not been good vs. the spread in their last three home games, and they are 16-17 ATS at home compared to 18-17 on the road.

The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Trail Blazers fell to the Clippers by a score of 116-103. The Trail Blazers managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 60-50.

Even though they are heavy underdogs (+12), the Trail Blazers are looking to pull off a win against the Clippers. With a record of 19-50, the team is in 14th place in the Western Conference and is 5th in the Northwest division.

Portland arrives with an ATS record of 32-36 for the season up to this point. This season, Portland has a 1-5 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 31-31 as underdogs.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

The Clippers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 116.5 points per game (12th).

So far this season, the Clippers have been one of the better offensive teams in the NBA, averaging 116.5 points per game (12th). When playing on the road, they have actually been slightly better, averaging 116.9 points per game (8th).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Clippers are one of the best teams in the league, hitting 38% of their attempts (3rd). Overall, they are shooting 49% from the field (6th).

One area where the Clippers have struggled is in terms of pace, as they are 27th in the league at just 96.6 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 20th in the league with 25.7 per game.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

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Portland has recorded an average of 107.6 points per game (28th) throughout 69 games games.

When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers are 28th in the league at 107.6 points per game. At home, they are averaging 108.4 points per game.

So far this season, the Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 26.1% of their games.

In terms of pace, Portland is 19th in the league at 97.6 possessions per game.

Clippers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Clippers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 42.6% of their games. Currently, they are 10th in the NBA at 112.5 points per game allowed. For the season, Los Angeles is ranked 19th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 21.0 free-throws per game vs. the Clippers and have an overall field goal percentage of 47.0%.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

At present, the Trail Blazers’ defense is ranked 17th, allowing 115.8 points per game. The Portland defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.3% of their field goal attempts vs. Portland.

Key Players For The Clippers And Trail Blazers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Kawhi Leonard is set to be the main scorer for the Clippers, recording 24 points and shooting 9/17 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 23.8 points per game, in addition to 6 rebounds.

As for Portland, Anfernee Simons is projected to be the primary scorer for the Trail Blazers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 23, and adding 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 43.2% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 23 points per game.

Clippers vs Trail Blazers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Clippers have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 115 points per game in these contests.
  • Although Portland has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 8-2. The team averaged 111 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Portland has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Clippers have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Clippers vs Trail Blazers Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Clippers vs. Trail Blazers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Trail Blazers at +12. Although our projections show the Clippers winning 114-104, we suggest placing your bet on the Trail Blazers for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 217.5, and our model projects the Clippers and Trail Blazers to reach a combined total of 218 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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