Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers - 8/8/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (46-22) at Portland Trail Blazers (32-38)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for another win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 116.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.9 points and 7.2 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 21.4 points and 3.8 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look to improve their playoff odds with another victory, and they’ve won four of their last five games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.1 points and eight assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 22.4 points and 4.2 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 13.7 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite, 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 20-8 in Trail Blazers last 28 overall. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers have been hit or miss in this bubble and won't hit their full stride until they get their full roster in place. The Clippers are also pretty much locked into the second seed, so it wouldn't be surprising to see some guys get limited minutes as the playoffs inch closer. The Portland Trail Blazers are playing some of their best basketball in the bubble and need to keep winning to improve their playoff odds. We've had great success backing the more desperate team in the underdog role lately.
Give me the Portland Trail Blazers.