The Los Angeles Clippers will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 10 p.m. ET on Friday at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Portland is 2-2 overall and 2-1 at home, while the Clippers are 1-3 overall and 0-1 on the road. Los Angeles has dominated this series in recent years, winning eight of its last 10 meetings against the Trail Blazers.
Portland is favored by three points in the latest Blazers vs. Clippers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 222. Before entering any Clippers vs. Blazers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Trail Blazers vs. Clippers spread: Portland -3
- Trail Blazers vs. Clippers over-under: 222 points
What you need to know about the Trail Blazers
Everything went Portland’s way against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday as the Blazers made off with a 116-96 victory. Portland relied on the efforts of center Jusuf Nurkic, who had 17 points along with eight boards, and shooting guard CJ McCollum, who had 25 points in addition to six rebounds. For the season, Nurkic is averaging 12.5 points and 11 rebounds, while McCollum is scoring 26.8 points per contest.
Portland is averaging 114.3 points per game this season, the fifth-best mark in the NBA. However, the Blazers have lost each of their last seven games against the Clippers.
What you need to know about the Clippers
Meanwhile, the game between Los Angeles and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday was not a total blowout, but with Los Angeles falling 92-79 at home, it was darn close to turning into one. Small forward Paul George wasn’t much of a difference maker for Los Angeles; George picked up four fouls and turned the ball over four times en route to a 6-for-20, 12-point finish.
Despite suffering a setback in their last outing, the Clippers will be confident they can secure the win on Friday night. That’s because Los Angeles is 5-2 in its last seven road games against Portland. Plus, the Clippers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven meetings against the Blazers.
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