Trail Blazers vs. Clippers - 1/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (22-13) at Portland Trail Blazers (15-22)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +3 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, KGW
The Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Wednesday night at the Moda Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers hope to build on their solid six-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 103.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 17.6 points and 9.2 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 15.9 points and 1.6 assists. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.3 rebounds and Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.2 assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five straight road games. Wesley Johnson is questionable with a foot injury.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 100.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.3 points and 6.8 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 21 points and 3.7 rebounds. Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Mason Plumlee is dishing 2.6 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.7 turnovers per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won four of their last six home games.
The Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Wednesday games. The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Pacific and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
I still like what I see from the Trail Blazers, especially with Lillard is out on the court. Even though the Clippers have caught fire on the road, it's still tough to win in the Moda Center. I'll take the free bucket and the home team, though we likely won't need it.