Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers - 4/20/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (32-24) vs Los Angeles Clippers (40-19)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +8 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning 14 of their last 17 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.7 points and 6.7 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Marcus Morris Sr. is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 42.1 percent from beyond the arc and 83.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 114.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.7 points and 7.7 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 23.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Clippers last 7 road games. The under is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 overall. The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Portland and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers continue to play some of their best ball of the season, which includes wins in 14 of their last 17 games and winning their last five games by an average of 7.2 points on 50.1 percent shooting. The Portland Trail Blazers aren't winning, and they'll be without Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic for this contest. I'm losing some trust in the Trail Blazers and this is a game they need to be at full strength to have a chance. Give me the Clippers.
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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -8
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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