Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 12/3/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (8-12) at Los Angeles Clippers (15-6)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a statement win after splitting their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 1146 points on 44 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 27.3 points and 7.3 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 22 points and 4.6 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 12.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.9 points and 7.8 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.4 points and 3.6 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing eight rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won eight straight home games.
The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 Tuesday games. The Clippers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in L.A and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 vs. NBA Northwest. The under is 6-2 in Trail Blazers last 8 Tuesday games.
The Portland Trail Blazers hung with the Clippers last month when they had a team that was falling apart. Now, the Trail Blazers are winning by an average of six points in their last five games while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. The addition of Carmelo Anthony has done wonders for Portland, providing a third scorer to keep the team afloat when McCollum and Lillard aren't cooking. The Los Angeles Clippers are 4-5 ATS when favored by six or more points. I'll take the points with the improved Trail Blazers.