Portland vs. Los Angeles NBA Betting Guide

Posted by Peter Brennan on Wednesday,March 23, 2016 4:59, EST in

On Thursday night, the Portland Trail Blazers will take on the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Portland Trail Blazers came into Tuesday with a 36-35 record, which was sixth in the West. Portland trailed fifth seeded Memphis by 5 games, but old just ½ game lead on both the Rockets and Mavericks, with 9th seeded Utah just 1.5 games behind. For the Los Angeles Clippers, they appear to be locked into the fourth seed in the West. Los Angeles is 43-26 on the season. The Clippers hold a three game lead over Memphis, which would give them home court advantage in the first round. Find the updated NBA online betting odds soon

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Guide

When: Thursday, March 24 at 10:30 PM EST
Where: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: CBS
Radio: Clippers Radio Network
Stream Option: NBA Stream
NBA Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers are nearing the return of their power forward Blake Griffin. The Clippers would like to see Griffin back, and playing with teammates a few games before the postseason begins. The Clippers, despite losing Griffin for most of the season are still 6th in the league in offense, with over 104 points per game. Point guard Chris Paul is having a sensational season, with 20 points per game, and 9.9 assists per game. Los Angeles has the top shooting center in the league. DeAndre Jordan is making just shy of 71% of his shots attempted this season.

Why Bet on the Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have dropped 7 out of their last 10 games, heading into their Wednesday’s matchup with the Dallas Mavericks. Portland is watching their point guard Damian Lillard put together an amazing season, in which saw him fall short of the All Star Game. Lillard is scoring 25.8 points per game, and also passing for 7 assists per game. Portland ranks 7th in the league with 104.5 points per game, and 20th on defense, allowing 104.1. The Trail Blazers are seeking their third straight winning season.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Los Angeles CLippers are a much better team when they are playing at home.  Los Angeles has won 22 out of 34 games at the Staples Center this season. The Clippers are going to be playing back to back games, as they are on the road at Golden State on Wednesday. For the Portland Trail Blazers, they are 15-23 on the road this season. Portland is a dangerous team, but typically not on the road. Look for the Los Angeles Clippers to muster enough energy to come away with this win, by nearly double digits. Our final score prediction is the LA Clippers 108 and Portland.