Portland Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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The Portland Blazers head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 27-22. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 25-24. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 107.3, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 23-23-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 20-29-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-22-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-21-1 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
01/26/18 G Evan Turner Personal is "?" Tuesday vs LA Clippers
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
01/04/18 PG Austin Rivers Achilles is out indefinitely
C.J. McCollum comes into this game averaging 21.5 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Damian Lillard averages 25.4 points per contest in 36.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.5 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Lou Williams has scored 23.5 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game this season for the Clippers. He hauls in 2.5 rebounds per contest and has 5.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. DeAndre Jordan averages 11.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 14.8 rebounds per game and 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 104.6 points per contest this year, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.47 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.5 boards per contest and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.2 per game. The Blazers allow 103.1 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 19.8 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 8th in the NBA with 107.8 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.49. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.1 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 21.9. The Clippers are 10th in turnovers per contest with 15. The Clippers give up 107.3 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Portland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league.
Los Angeles is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Clippers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 13th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -2.5
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