LA Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Playoffs Game 6 Pick
After dropping the first two games of their pro basketball odds series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Portland Trail Blazers have bounced back to win three in a row. Now, Portland has a chance to eliminate the Clippers at the Rose Garden on Friday night. Portland came away with a win on Wednesday night over the Clippers, as Los Angeles was without Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. Those two will miss the remainder of the postseason. The Clippers went 53-29 during the regular season, which was good enough for the fourth seed, while the Portland Trail Blazers went 44-38.
How To Bet on the Clippers vs. Blazers Game 6 Odds, TV and Game Info
Why Bet the Clippers
Austin Rivers and Jeff Green were thrown into the starting lineup for Game 5 at home. With the loss to both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, that’s what was up next for Los Angeles. During the regular season, Chris Paul scored 20 points per game, and dished out 10 assists per game. Griffin missed much of the season, but was also a double/double machine when he played. The Clippers scored 104.5 points per game in the regular season, but the defense allowed 100.2 points per game. Los Angeles finished with 50+ wins for the fourth straight regular season.
Why Bet the Trail Blazers
Portland is now just one win away from moving the second round. The Trail Blazers would take on Golden State in the second, which they beat once this season. Portland has seen a tremendous season from Damian Lillard, who was not on the NBA All Star Roster. Lillard scored 25.1 points per game, and also dished out 7 assists per game. Portland was predicted to miss the postseason after losing LaMarcus Aldridge to San Antonio during the off-season. The Trail Blazers scored 105.1 points per game, while allowing teams to score just over 104 per game. Portland is in the postseason for the third straight season.
My Expert Score & Prediction
The two injuries to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have pretty much finished their season. It’s going to be awfully tough to find a way to come back and win this game and this series for the Clippers. Portland has a ton of momentum, and now going back home will give added momentum. No one on the Clippers can guard Damian Lillard for the entire 48 minutes of the game. The Trail Blazers have had enough outside production that they will be able to win this game going away. Take the Portland Trail Blazers -6 over the Los Angeles Clippers.
The final score prediction: Trail Blazers 101 – Clippers 88.