Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Point Spread Picks 12/3/2019
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -8.5
Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers (15-6, 2nd in the Pacific Division) play the Portland Trail Blazers (8-12, 5th in the Northwest Division) at Staples Center on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Portland opens this game as 8.5 point dogs. The total is set at 227.5.
The Blazers are covering the spread 47.4% of the time, having gone 9-10-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 52.4% of the time, going 11-10-0 against the spread.
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
11/27/2019 Jr SG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Zach Collins PF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
7/6/2019 Jusuf Nurkic C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/2/2019 JaMychal Green PF Back Game Time Decision
12/1/2019 Rodney McGruder SG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
12/1/2019 Amir Coffey SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
12/1/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
Damian Lillard averages 27.3 points per game in 37.0 minutes per contest. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%. CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 22.0 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 25.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Lou Williams averages 21.7 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 114.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. Portland averages 113.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 108.3 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game. Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 115.4 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 49.0 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Clippers are 5th in turnovers per game with 16.5.
The Blazers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 21st. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Portland is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The Clippers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland +8.5
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