The final game of the night on Saturday in the National Basketball Association is game three between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Clippers enjoy a 2-0 series lead, as they won both games at the Staples Center. Now, with the series at the Moda Center, Portland will look to get back on track. This is a battle between the fourth and fifth seed in the West. Los Angeles is fourth, as they finished with a 53-29 record on the season. Portland moved to fifth late in the season, and are 44-38 on the season. Find out the latest NBA online betting odds here.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Guide
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Where: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ESPN, Sportsnet One, KGWHD, PRIME TICKET
Radio: KEIB 1150, Rip City Radio 620
Stream Option: NBA Stream
NBA Odds: Clippers -2 at MyBookie.ag
Why Bet the Clippers
Betting on the Los Angeles Clippers is a good idea, because they have a great duo in Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. They also have a deep bench, led by Jamal Crawford. The Clippers have scored 100 points or more in their last four games. Los Angeles’ top scorer has been Chris Paul, with just under 20 per game, and also 10 assists per game. Blake Griffin has helped DeAndre Jordan in the paint, clear the glass. The Clippers are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. Los Angeles is 7th in the league defensively, allowing just 100.2 points per game.
Why Bet the Trail Blazers
The reasons folks would bet on the Portland Trail Blazers start with being at home, and end with Damian Lillard. The point guard for Portland is tremendous, and is single handedly the reason Portland moved all the way to the fifth seed after struggling to be a playoff team first half of the season. Lillard is scoring more than 25 points per game, and also dishing out 7 assists per game. Portland is much better at home this season, as they won 28 out of 41 games there this season. The Trail Blazers are fifth in the league in rebounds, with 45.5 per game.
Expert Score & Prediction
Portland has got to find a way to pick up a win somewhere in this series. This is an important game, because you don’t want to have to win four in a row against the Clippers to win the series. The Trail Blazers have enough talent to win this series. They just need to be able to put it together, and defend better than they have in the first two games. Look for the home crowd to give Portland an advantage in this one. Bet on the Trail Blazers. The pick is the Portland Trail Blazers +2 over the Los Angeles Clippers. The final score prediction for this game is the Portland Trail Blazers 100-95 over the Los Angeles Clippers.