Portland Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Parlay 10/8/2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
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The Portland Blazers head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, October 8, 2017.
The Blazers come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 41-41. They were 3rd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of -0.6 as they averaged 107.9 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Clippers had an overall record of 51-31 last season. They were 2nd in the Pacific Division. They averaged 108.7 points per game and surrendered 104.4, good for a point differential of 4.3.
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Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers were 40-42-0 against the spread last season
The Portland Blazers were 45-37-0 against the over/under last year
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers were 40-41-1 against the spread last season
The Los Angeles Clippers were 43-37-2 against the over/under last year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/2/2017 Austin Rivers G Hip Questionable for start of season
C.J. McCollum averaged 23 points per contest in 35 minutes per game last year. He averaged 3.6 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% for the season while his free throw percentage was 91%. Damian Lillard comes into this game after averaging 27 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributed 5.9 assists per game. His FG percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was 90%.
DeAndre Jordan averaged 12.7 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also hauled in 13.8 rebounds per game and dished 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 71% and his free throw percentage was 48%. Blake Griffin scored 21.6 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 8.1 rebounds per contest and had 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage was at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allowed 108.5 points per contest which was 25th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 44 rebounds a game which ranked 18th, and they allowed 20.6 assists per game which put them in 4th place in the league. They forced 12.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 5th in the NBA. Portland averaged 107.9 points per contest last year, which was 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -0.52 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a unit, which had them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shot 38%, which was good for 7th in the NBA. They averaged 43.7 boards per contest and 21.1 assists per game, which ranked them 14th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 17th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers gave up 104.4 points per game, which ranked them 12th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 17th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers were 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest last year. Los Angeles was 6th in the NBA with 108.7 points per contest last season. They were 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 4.29. They shot 38% from beyond the arc, which was good for 6th in the league. They were 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 43 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 22.5. The Clippers were 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.
Portland was 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 20th in the NBA. The Blazers were 11th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 110.3 was ranked 7th. They were 14th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 11th. As a unit they were 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
The Clippers were 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 108.2 was ranked 19th last season. In terms of pace they were 16th in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% was 4th. As a team they were 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Los Angeles was 25th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 24th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Portland
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