LA Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Recommended Bet

by | Nov 29, 2022 | nba

Los Angeles Clippers (12-9 SU, 12-8-1 ATS) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (11-9 SU, 13-7-0 ATS)

When: Tuesday, November 29th, 10:00 PM (ET)

Where: Moda Center, OR, Portland

TV: TNT

Point Spread: LAC +3.5/ POR -3.5 (Bovada – Offers moneylines on every game, first half and quarter bets! AWESOME live betting platform and offers a 50% bonus up to $250!)

Total: 211.5

Money Line: Los Angeles Clippers +129/ -154

Notable Injuries

Clippers

  • John Wall (Out) Injury Management
  • Kawhi Leonard (Out) Ankle
  • Paul George (Out) Hamstring
  • Luke Kennard (Out) Calf

Trail Blazers

  • Damian Lillard (Out) Calf
  • Gary Payton II (Out) Abdomen
  • Keon Johnson (Out) Hip

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Los Angeles is 12-9 overall. When taking to the road, Los Angeles has a mark of 5-4 and a win percentage of 56%. Currently, the team is 5th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 12-8-1 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 3-2 in their past five games and 3-2 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 6-4 SU and 6-4 ATS.

Los Angeles will be looking to build on their most recent win over the Pacers. Ivica Zubac led the team to a win with his 31 points. The Clippers were 2 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS win.

Heading into the game, Portland is 11-9 overall. When playing at home, Portland has a mark of 4-4 and a win percentage of 50%. Currently, the team is 6th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 13-7-0 vs. the spread. In Portland’s last five games, the Trail Blazers have a straight-up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 4-6 and 5-5 ATS.

Portland most recently lost to the Nets by a score of 111-97. The team-high 29 points from Jerami Grant was not enough to come home with the win. The Trail Blazers were 8-point favorites going into the game.

The Historicals

Today’s game will be the first meeting of the season between the Clippers and Blazers. Last season, Los Angeles won the series 3-1. The Clippers also went 3-1 vs. the spread in these matchups. In the most recent matchup, LA won by a score of 102-90. The over-under record in these contests was 1-3.

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Analysis

So far, the Clippers are ranked 30th in scoring, averaging just 106 points per game. However, because they are the NBA’s 2nd ranked defensive unit, they are near the NBA average in average scoring margin. One reason for their low scoring totals is the fact that they are just 30th in field goal attempts per game. In today’s game, the Clippers will be without Paul George, who is the team leader in scoring at 23.4 points per game. Behind him, Norman Powell is the team’s second-leading scorer at 14 points per game.

For the season, Portland is ranked just 23rd in scoring, averaging 109.7 points per game. So far, they have been much more effective when stepping outside, as they are the 6th-ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage. However, they are just 25th in the NBA in shooting percentage on shots inside the arc. Things have been even worse on defense as the unit is allowing The Blazers have been relying heavily on Anfernee Simons for scoring, as he is the team leader at 23 points per game. Right behind him is Jerami Grant, who is adding 21 points to go along with four rebounds.

Betting Trends

  • Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record.
  • Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games.
  • Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up loss of more than 10 points.
  • Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss.
  • Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games vs. a team with a winning straight

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

Lay the points with the Trail Blazers. The team will come out fired up as they’re 1-9 in their last ten games vs. the Clippers. With Leonard, George, and Wall missing for the Clippers, this is an eruption spot for Portland to give a payback. Bet your Clippers vs. Blazers pick and ALL your NBA wagers for FREE this week by scoring a 100% real cash bonus up to $300 when you use bonus promo code PREDICT100 at MyBookie Sportsbook!