Trail Blazers at Clippers Game 5 - 4/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (45-40) at Los Angeles Clippers (55-31)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:00 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -2 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, KGW
The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Wednesday night at the Staples Center for game five.
The Portland Trail Blazers hope to take full control of this series by winning their third straight game. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 92.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting and allowing 97.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 20.5 points and 4.8 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 17.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. Mason Plumlee is grabbing 12.5 rebounds and Al-Farouq Aminu is dishing 2.3 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.5 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers hope to keep the trend alive with the home team winning every game this series. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 97.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 92.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting. J.J. Redick is averaging 11.8 points and two rebounds while Austin Rivers is averaging seven points and 1.3 assists. Jamal Crawford is dishing two assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 15.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 60 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won nine straight home games. Blake Griffin is questionable with a quad injury.
The Trail Blazers are 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 Conference Quarterfinals games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-16 ATS in their last 23 Conference Quarterfinals games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
With no Paul and no Blake, it's nothing but downhill for the Clippers. I expect the Trail Blazers to pounce here and find a way to win. You can't expect the Clippers to win without CP3 AND Blake Griffin.