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

Game
Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers
Date & Time Tuesday December 3, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
STAPLES Center
Los Angeles, CA
The Line
Los Angeles Clippers -8.5 . Total 229.0
TV Channel
TNT
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The Portland Trail Blazers are on the road for a battle with the Los Angeles Clippers.  The Trail Blazers are (8-12), having won 3 in a row.  The Trail Blazers are coming off a 107-103 win over the Chicago Bulls.  The Clippers are (15-6), after winning 150-125 over the Washington Wizards.

In the Trail Blazers win over the Bulls, Portland was led on offense by Damian Lillard.  Lillard connected on 9 of 18 from the floor, registering 28 points and 6 assists.  Carmelo Anthony contributed a double-double in the game, scoring 23 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.  The Trail Blazers shot 45% from the floor and 33% from 3-point range.  Portland was out rebounded by Chicago, 60 to 59.  The Trail Blazers had an assist to turnover ratio of 20 to 13.  Portland's biggest lead was 12 points.

In the Clippers win over the Wizards, Los Angeles was guided on offense by Kawhi Leonard.  Leonard connected on 14 of 21 from the floor, while making all 4 of his foul shots, registering 34 points.  The Clippers shot 55% from the floor and 43% from 3-point range.  The Clippers out shot the Wizards 32 to 20 from the foul line.  Los Angeles dominated the points in the paint, out scoring the Wizards, 66 to 46 inside the paint.

Recent Betting Trends:

Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs the Western Conference.

Trail Blazers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs the Pacific.

The under is 6-2 in Trail Blazers last 8 Tuesday games.

Clippers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games.

Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games.

The under is 5-1 in Clippers last 6 games following a ATS win.

The Trail Blazers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 matchups with the Clippers.  The Clippers have been a different team when playing at home.  The Clippers are 12-1 when playing at home SU and 9-4 ATS.  Portland has talent on their team and it is head scratching to see that they have struggled like they have this year.  I like the Trail Blazers starting lineup, but until they show they can be consistent, it hard to side with Portland.  Final score prediction, Clippers win and cover, 118-107.  

Pick:
LAC -8.5
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