Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (3-4) at Los Angeles Clippers (5-3)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -5 -- Over/Under: 225.5
The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers could use a win after losing three of their last four games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 31.1 points and 7.3 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.7 points and 3.1 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Hood is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won three of their first five road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 112.9 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 29.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while Lou Williams is averaging 20.3 points and 4.7 assists. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won four of their last five home games.
The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 Thursday games. The Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in L.A and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 overall. The over is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 overall.
The Portland Trail Blazers have never been nearly as good on the road as they are at home, and they just lost to the Warriors as double-digit favorites and blew a monster lead to the 76ers without Embiid. To put it nicely, I want nothing to do with the Portland Trail Blazers in their current form. The Los Angeles Clippers have played consistent ball for the most part and Kawhi Leonard should decide he wants to play after taking last night off. I'll take the Clippers and the reasonable chalk.