Clippers at Trail Blazers Game 6 - 4/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (55-32) at Portland Trail Blazers (47-40)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -10 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers clash Friday night for game six at the Moda Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers need a victory here in order to force a game seven on Sunday. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 97.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 95.6 points on 40.3 percent shooting. J.J. Redick is averaging 13.2 points and 2.2 rebounds while Austin Rivers is averaging 8.2 points and 1.6 assists. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.4 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 15.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 61.4 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers can advance to the next round with a victory for the second time in three years. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 95.6 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 97.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 20.8 points and 4.8 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 19.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Mason Plumlee is grabbing 13 rebounds and Al-Farouq Aminu is dishing 2.2 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won 15 of their last 17 home games.
The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 Conference Quarterfinals games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
This is a ton of points to lay in a clinching game, but it's probably the right bet. The Clippers don't have much firepower without Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, and the Trail Blazers are downright deadly when playing in the Moda Center. You guys know, as it's one of the main teams we've backed pretty much all season long.
I'll take Portland by double digits and call this series finished.