Portland Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/12/2019
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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The Portland Blazers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 2.5 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 40-26. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.3 as they average 113.9 points per game while giving up 110.6 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 38-29 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 114.2 points per game and surrender 113.4, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 37-29-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 36-30-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-28-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 34-32-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/10/19 G Evan Turner Knee is questionable Tuesday vs LA Clippers
03/10/19 G Rodney Hood Hip left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs LA Clippers
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/10/19 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is downgraded to out Monday vs Boston
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Damian Lillard averages 26.1 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Lou Williams averages 20.2 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Montrezl Harrell averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 113.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.1 per game. The Blazers allow 110.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 8th in the league with 114.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.3. The Clippers are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Clippers surrender 113.4 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers were 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game last season.
The Blazers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Portland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Los Angeles is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Clippers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 19th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -2.5
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