Clippers at Trail Blazers Game 3 - 4/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (55-29) at Portland Trail Blazers (44-40)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSW2, KGW
The Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday night for game three at the Moda Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers can move one step closer to the next round by taking a 3-0 series lead. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 108.5 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 88 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 26.5 points and eight assists while Blake Griffin is averaging 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.5 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 15 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 60.9 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 26.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers need a victory here in order to have any chance of winning this series. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 88 points on 36.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 19 points and 5.5 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 12.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Mason Plumlee is dishing 3.5 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 26.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won 12 of their last 14 home games.
Portland is a different team on its home court, as it's won 12 of its last 14 at the Moda Center. Also, those open threes that the Trail Blazers were getting at the Staples Center, tend to fall when the home crowd is behind you. I expect Lillard and McCollum to have their best game yet and for Portland to steal a game.
Take the home team.