Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 10/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+4)
The Los Angeles Clippers (1-3) are traveling to Moda Center on Friday where they will take on the Portland Trail Blazers (2-2). Los Angeles opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The total is 225.5.
The Clippers faced off with the Cavaliers and went home with a loss by a final score of 92-79 in their last game. Los Angeles ended the game with a 35.6% FG percentage (31 of 87) and converted 9 out of their 41 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Clippers made 8 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 61.5%. In relation to pulling down boards, they compiled 36 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 19 assists in the game while creating 3 turnovers and getting 13 steals. In relation to defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 40.7% from the floor on 33 of 81 shooting. Cleveland recorded 57 dimes and had 12 steals for the game. On top of that, Cleveland grabbed 43 rebounds (14 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Cleveland ended up shooting 85.2% at the free throw line by burying 23 of 27 tries. They made 3 out of their 20 shots from three-point range.
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Reggie Jackson is a guy who played a role for this contest. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins and also grabbed 4 rebounds. Jackson went 40.0% from the field and also dished out 3 assists.
Los Angeles heads into this game with a mark of 1-3 on the season. They are averaging 105.5 pts per contest (21st in basketball) while shooting 42.7% from the floor. The Clippers are hitting 30.7% on shots from 3-point land (50 of 163) and 74.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is snagging 40.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 103 assists for the year, which is 16th in basketball in terms of passing. They cough up possession 11.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 23.3 fouls every game. Defensively, the Clippers are able to force 20.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They give up 33.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 8th in the NBA in points per game allowed (103.3). The Clippers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.2% (150 of 339) and they relinquish 51.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are 6th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 80 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Trail Blazers got the victory with a final of 116-96 when they faced the Grizzlies. The Trail Blazers were able to pull down 35 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 48 in this matchup. They also turned it over 13 times, while recording 11 steals in this contest. The Grizzlies had 21 personal fouls for this contest which got the Trail Blazers to the charity stripe for a total of 31 tries. They were able to make 23 of them for a percentage of 74.2%. When discussing shots from beyond the arc, Portland converted 15 of their 36 attempts (41.7%). In all, the Trail Blazers shot 39 out of 84 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.4%. The Trail Blazers allowed the Grizzlies to make 35 out of 96 tries from the field which had them sitting at 36.5% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 34.0% from downtown by going 17 of 50 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 19 from the charity stripe (47.4%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Portland allowed Memphis to snag 29 overall (21 on the offensive glass).
Jusuf Nurkic was important for the Trail Blazers in this contest. He made 6 out of 8 in the game giving him a rate of 75.0%, and had 8 rebounds. Nurkic totaled 17 points in his 23 minutes on the court, but didn't record an assist.
Portland has a win-loss mark of 2-2 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Trail Blazers are shooting 46.9% from the field, which has them ranked 6th in the NBA. Portland has totaled 457 pts on the campaign (114.3 per game) and they snag 48.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 21.5 times per game (23rd in the league) and they are turning it over 16.5 times per contest. The Trail Blazers commit 18.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 76.1% from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers defensively are ranked 19th in the league in points given up per game with 110.3. They have conceded 28.8 assists and 43.5 total boards per game, which has them ranked 30th and 8th in the league. The Portland defense allows 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc (57 of 162) and their opponents are connecting on 68.3% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the field (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (-4)
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