Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The series is tied 2-2. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.
The Trail Blazers had a regular season record of 44-38 and a road record of 16-25. They were 2nd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 0.8 as they averaged 105.1 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. Portland was 11-5 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 29-23. The Clippers had a regular season record of 53-29 and a home record of 29-12. They were 2nd in the Pacific Division. They averaged 104.5 points per game and surrendered 100.2, good for a point differential of 4.3. Los Angeles had a division record of 9-7 and a conference record of 31-21.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest after averaging 25.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulled down 4 rebounds per game and dished out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 42% while his free throw percentage was at 89%. C.J. McCollum averaged 20.8 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 4.3 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage was 45% for the year while his free throw percentage was 83%.
J.J. Redick averaged 16.3 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabbed 1.9 rebounds per game and had 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was at 89%. Deandre Jordan averaged 12.7 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averaged 13.8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 70% and his free throw percentage was 43%.
Portland averaged 104.6 points per contest this season which ranked them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 0.6 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 4th in the league. They averaged 54 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranked them 4th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 17th with 14.6 per game. The Trail Blazers allowed 104 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 20th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 52.6 rebounds a game which ranked 18th and they gave up 21.4 assists per contest which put them in 9th place in the league. They forced 13.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 25th in the league.
Los Angeles averaged 104.2 points per game this year which ranked them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 4.3 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team which had them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 7th in the NBA. They averaged 51.1 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranked them 19th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers ranked 3rd with 12.8 per game. The Clippers allowed 99.9 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 7th in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 55.7 rebounds a game which ranked 29th and they gave up 21.2 assists per contest which put them in 7th place in the league. The Clippers forced 15.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 9th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers averaged 101.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 91.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -4.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Trail Blazers had an offensive rating of 108.8 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they averaged 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 51%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turned the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%.
The Clippers scored 105 ppg at home and they have averaged 91.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they had a difference of 7.5 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense was 108.3 and they had a defensive rating of 103.8. They had 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempted 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turned the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 48%.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers were 44-38-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers were 44-37-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers were 40-38-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers were 33-46-3 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
03/25/16 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder out for season
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
04/26/16 F Blake Griffin Quad injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Portland
04/26/16 PG Chris Paul Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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