Portland Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 4/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+6)
The Los Angeles Clippers (33-18) play the Portland Blazers (30-19) at STAPLES Center on Tuesday. Los Angeles opens this contest as 6-point favorites. The O/U is set at 226.5.
The Portland Blazers faced the Oklahoma City Thunder and notched a win by a score of 133-85 in their last game. Portland ended having earned a 49.0% FG percentage (51 out of 104) and knocked down 20 out of their 46 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Blazers made 11 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 78.6%. When discussing hauling in boards, they collected 56 with 15 of them being offensive. They also distributed 25 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 22 turnovers and getting 13 steals. Regarding defending, Portland allowed the other team to go 35.3% from the field on 30 of 85 shooting. Oklahoma City doled out 17 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. On top of that, Oklahoma City snagged 46 rebounds (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Oklahoma City went 70.8% at the free throw line by converting 17 of their 24 attempts. They also knocked down 8 out of their 34 tries from beyond the perimeter.
CJ McCollum is one player who came through in the matchup. He had 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He played for 25:38 minutes played and totaled 4 rebounds. McCollum went 57.1% from the field and distributed 4 dimes. Someone else that came through in this game for the Blazers was Damian Lillard. He collected 3 rebounds in his 25:23 min on the hardwood. He finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor in this game by shooting 6-of-15 (16 points). At the conclusion of this game, Lillard totaled 6 assists.
Portland enters this matchup with a mark of 30-19 this year. They turn it over 11.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Portland is grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,001 dimes for the season, which is 30th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Blazers are connecting on 38.4% on shots from beyond the arc (801 of 2,088) and 83.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 115.2 pts per contest (5th in basketball) while hitting 44.7% from the field. Defensively, the Blazers are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They are 20th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,236 conceded for the year. The Blazers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.9% (638 of 920) and they relinquish 45.8 boards per contest as a team. They are conceding 37.3% on shots from distance and they are 26th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (114.8).
In their last game, the Los Angeles Clippers took home the win by a final score of 104-86 against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers corralled 37 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 50 in this matchup. They turned it over 19 times, while getting 10 steals for the matchup. The Lakers were called for 11 fouls in this game which took the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 9 shots. They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Los Angeles made 14 of their 28 tries (50.0%). When all was said and done, the Clippers ended up shooting 41 for 86 from the field which had them at 47.7%. The Clippers allowed the Lakers to bury 32 out of their 80 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.0% in this contest. They finished 30.4% from distance by shooting 7 of 23 and ended up going 15 of 20 from the free throw line (75.0%). With respect to how they rebounded, Los Angeles permitted Los Angeles to snag 36 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Marcus Morris ended up being important for the Clippers in this contest. He converted 9 out of 13 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 69.2%, and earned 7 rebounds. Morris earned 22 points in his 28:28 minutes of playing time, but went home with no dimes. An additional guy that was important for Los Angeles was Kawhi Leonard. He ended up finishing with 8 dimes in his 33:54 minutes played, and he shot 8 of 15 from the floor. Leonard wrapped this one up going 53.3% from the floor in addition to collecting 19 points and 10 boards.
Los Angeles has a record of 33-18 for the campaign. The Clippers are committing 19.2 personal fouls every game and they shoot 84.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.0 times per contest (20th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. Los Angeles has scored 5,828 pts on the season (114.3 per contest) and they pull in 44.4 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Clippers are connecting on 48.2% from the field, which ranks them 7th in the league. The Clippers are ranked 6th in the NBA in PPG given up with 107.9. They have forced 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the field (15th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense concedes 36.4% on 3-point attempts (586 of 1,609) and their opposition knocks down 78.2% of their free throw shots. They allow 22.9 assists and 41.1 rebounds every game, which is 5th and 2nd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-6) and under 226.5 points
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