Clippers vs. Trail Blazers - 3/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (36-35) at Los Angeles Clippers (43-26)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -5 -- Over/Under: 213 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSW2
The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers square off late Thursday night at the Staples Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 104.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.8 points and 6.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.2 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing six rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost seven of their last eight road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 20 points and 9.9 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.8 points and 1.7 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.2 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last eight home games.
The Trail Blazers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference. The Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
You guys know I'm a big fan of this Portland team and take them any chance I can when they're getting points. The Clippers are in a slump right now and coming off a tough game Wednesday against the Warriors. I'll take my free points.