Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/8/2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 5.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 6-4. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 6.4 as they average 116.2 points per contest while giving up 109.8 per game. The Blazers have an overall record of 8-3 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 117.3 points per game and surrender 107.4, good for a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 8-3-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/07/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is questionable Thursday vs Portland
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/07/18 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is questionable Thursday vs LA Clippers
Tobias Harris averages 21.3 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 24.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 93%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 94%. CJ McCollum averages 20.8 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 109.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. Los Angeles averages 116.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 9th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 107.4 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 22.6 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game. Portland is 7th in the league with 117.3 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 51.8 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 20.5. The Blazers are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Clippers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Los Angeles is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 29th in the league.
Portland is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Blazers are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 4th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +5.5
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