Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2018
Sunday, November 25, 2018
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Sunday, November 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 4.5 point favorites.
The Clippers have a record of 12-6. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 4.4 as they average 117.6 points per game while giving up 113.2 per contest. The Blazers have an overall mark of 12-7. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 113.3 points per contest and give up 111.0, which is a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 11-7-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Clippers are 12-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-8-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 11-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/24/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is doubtful Sunday vs Portland
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lou Williams comes into this game averaging 18.6 points per contest while playing 26.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 94%. Tobias Harris averages 20.8 points per contest in 35.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 8.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
CJ McCollum scores 21.3 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Damian Lillard averages 26.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 117.6 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 46.7 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.0 per game. The Clippers allow 113.2 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 10th in the NBA with 113.3 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.32. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 49.9 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 20.6. The Blazers are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Blazers give up 111.0 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 44.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 15th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Portland is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league. The Blazers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -4.5
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