Friday, November 20, 2015
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, November 20, 2015. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 6-4 and a road record of 1-3. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 105.1 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 4-9 and a home record of 2-3. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 26.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Chris Paul averages 15.7 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Damian Lillard averages 25.1 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Los Angeles averages 105.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.3 per game. The Clippers allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Portland averages 100.6 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 20th with 15.5 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 4-6-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 8-4-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/19/15 PG Chris Paul Groin is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Golden State
11/18/15 G J.J. Redick Back is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Golden State
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
11/12/15 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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