Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/30/2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Friday, March 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 5.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 41-34. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 109.5 points per contest while giving up 108.4 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 46-29. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per contest and giving up 103.3, which is a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 41-34-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-35-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 41-30-4 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 32-43-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
03/28/18 F Danilo Gallinari Hand is "?" Friday vs Portland
03/28/18 G Milos Teodosic Foot is "?" Friday vs Portland
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out for season
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/29/18 G Damian Lillard Personal is "?" Friday vs LA Clippers
03/27/18 F Maurice Harkless Knee is out indefinitely
Lou Williams comes into this game averaging 22.7 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Tobias Harris averages 18.6 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
C.J. McCollum has scored 21.8 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per game this season for the Blazers. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Damian Lillard averages 26.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 109.5 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.13 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 43.9 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 14.7 per game. The Clippers allow 108.4 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 15th in the NBA with 106 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.73. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 19.3. The Blazers are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Blazers give up 103.3 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.2 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 42.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 13th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Portland is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Blazers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 24th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -5.5
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