Clippers at Trail Blazers 11/8/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers
NBA: 10:00 PM EST
Nov. 08, 2018
Latest Odds : POR -5 Total 225.5
The Moda Center will play host to a Thursday night clash between the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers. The Clippers have won six of their first ten games and are tied for second place in the Pacific Division. On Monday, Los Angeles pulled away down the stretch to earn a 120-109 home victory versus Minnesota. The Clippers knocked down 14-for-31 from the three-point line and shot 49 percent overall.
Tobias Harris led all scorers with 22 points on 8-for-16 from the field and grabbed ten rebounds Lou Williams chipped in 20 points and six assists in 27 minutes off the Los Angeles bench.
The Portland Trail Blazers finished third in the Western Conference standings last season and have started off with eight victories in their first 11 games. On Tuesday, the Trail Blazers outscored visiting Milwaukee in each quarter of a 118-103 victory. Portland connected on 17-for-43 from long range and shot 53 percent overall.
Portland G C.J. McCollum poured in a game high 40 points on a 17-for-26 shooting performance. Jusuf Nurkic contributed 12 points and eight rebounds for the Trail Blazers.
Recent Betting Trends:
Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Under is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Under is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 overall.
Road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Clippers +5
Los Angeles G Avery Bradley (left ankle) has been ruled out for this contest. These two teams rank in the top ten in the league in defensive efficiency, so the under is worth a look. The stronger play is on the Clippers to cover on the road. Final Score Prediction, Portland Trail Blazers win but fall short ATS 112-110.