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L.A. Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 3/12/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland Trail Blazers at L.A. Clippers
Date & Time Tuesday March 12, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: L.A. Clippers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5
TV Channel
NSNW, FSPT
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Portland Trail Blazers look for a victory here after splitting their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.1 points and 6.4 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.2 points and four rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Enes Kanter is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five of their last seven road games.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 20.2 points and 5.4 assists while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.2 points and six rebounds. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Landry Shamet is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won their last five home games.

The Trail Blazers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in LA and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 overall. The over is 18-7-1 in Trail Blazers last 26 overall.

The Portland Trail Blazers have won five of the last six meetings against the Clippers and come into this game playing some of their best recent basketball on the road. The Clippers are on a bit or a role right now as they continue to surprise folks, but they're coming off an emotional blowout win over the Boston Celtics, a game that should have turned a few more heads. The Trail Blazers have become much more consistent since adding guys like Kanter and Rodney Hood, and they enter this game shooting 47 percent from the field in their last five contests. Portland is also 18-10 ATS this season when a favorite of less than seven points. I'll lay the bucket with the Trail Blazers.

Pick:
Portland Trail Blazers -2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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