Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 10/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+2)
The Portland Trail Blazers (1-1) are headed to STAPLES Center on Monday where they will compete against the Los Angeles Clippers (0-2). Portland opens this matchup as 2-point underdogs. The total is set at 234.5.
The Trail Blazers faced off with the Suns and went home with a win by a final score of 134-105 in their last contest. Portland walked away from the contest having earned a 54.3% field goal percentage (51 of 94) and knocked down 21 out of their 50 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Trail Blazers converted 11 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 64.7%. With regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 48 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 24 assists in this game in addition to creating 1 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When discussing defending, Portland allowed 48.3% from the field on 43 of 89 shooting. Phoenix earned 38 assists and had 27 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Phoenix had 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Phoenix ended up going 66.7% at the charity stripe by making 10 of 15 attempts. They knocked down 9 of 28 attempts from long range.
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CJ McCollum is a player who played a role in this matchup. He ended up with 28 points on 10 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 30 minutes and collected 3 boards. McCollum ended up shooting 52.6% from the field and also distributed 1 assist.
Portland heads into this game with a mark of 1-1 on the year. They average 127.5 pts per game (1st in the NBA) while hitting 51.3% from the field. The Trail Blazers are hitting 38.8% on shots from beyond the arc (33 of 85) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Portland is pulling down 48.5 boards per contest and has earned 49 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 11.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 18.5 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Trail Blazers are able to force 12.0 turnovers per game while drawing 20.5 personal fouls. They surrender 37.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 18th in the league in opponents points per game (114.5). The Trail Blazers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.0% (24 of 41) and they surrender 40.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 9th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 51 surrendered so far this year.
For their last game, the Clippers went home defeated by a final of 120-114 against the Grizzlies. The Clippers earned 30 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 44 for the game. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Grizzlies were called for 11 fouls for the game which got the Clippers to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throws for a percentage of 88.2%. Concerning three-point attempts, Los Angeles knocked down 13 out of their 39 tries (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Clippers went 43 out of 99 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.4%. The Clippers permitted the Grizzlies to convert 42 out of 90 tries from the floor which had them shooting 46.7% in the game. They wrapped up this game 41.7% from downtown by connecting on 15 of 36 and finished the game at 21 out of 25 from the free throw line (84.0%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Los Angeles allowed Memphis to collect 35 in all (13 on the offensive side).
Paul George ended up being a major contributor for the Clippers in the game. He converted 15 of 25 in this contest giving him a rate of 60.0%, and added 10 rebounds. George tallied 41 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and added 4 dimes in the game.
Los Angeles has a mark of 0-2 for the season. Los Angeles has earned 227 points on the campaign (113.5 per contest) and they pull in 41.5 boards per game. The Clippers are responsible for committing 23.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 78.9% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Clippers are shooting 43.6% from the field, which has them ranked 21st in the league. They are earning an assist 23.5 times per contest (16th in basketball) and they turn it over 7.0 times per game. The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 28th in the NBA in PPG given up with 117.5. They are forcing 16.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 49.1% from the field (30th in the league). The Los Angeles defense gives up 44.8% on three-point shots (30 of 67) and opponents are connecting on 74.5% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 26.5 dimes and 50.5 boards per game, which ranks them 25th and 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (+2)
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