Sunday, January 16 2022

Through 1 Quarter

The experts predicted a victory for the Los Angeles Clippers, but it’s no sure thing at this point. After one quarter neither squad has the contest in the bag, but Los Angeles leads 27-26 over the Portland Trail Blazers. Nobody has stood out from the pack for the Clippers offensively yet.

Los Angeles and Portland both experienced trouble in their last games, but one is bound to make up for it today. Los Angeles is out front, but they can’t get complacent.

Who’s Playing

Los Angeles @ Portland

Current Records: Los Angeles 12-12; Portland 11-13

What to Know

The Portland Trail Blazers will play host again and welcome the Los Angeles Clippers to Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, where tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET on Monday. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.

Portland found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 145-117 punch to the gut against the Boston Celtics this past Saturday. Rip City was down 103-84 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. The losing side was boosted by point guard Dennis Smith Jr., who had 21 points and six assists. Smith Jr. hadn’t helped his team much against the San Antonio Spurs last week, so this was a nice turnaround for him. Smith Jr.’s points were the most he has had all season.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 104-99 to the Sacramento Kings. Point guard Reggie Jackson wasn’t much of a difference maker for the Clippers; Jackson picked up five fouls and turned the ball over four times en route to an 18-point finish.

Rip City is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the team is 0-5 ATS when expected to lose.

Portland came up short against Los Angeles in the teams’ previous meeting last month, falling 117-109. Maybe Portland will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the game and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter — Portland, Oregon
  • TV: Bally Sports SoCal
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $14.57

Odds

The Clippers are a 4.5-point favorite against the Trail Blazers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Clippers, as the game opened with the Clippers as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Los Angeles have won 18 out of their last 30 games against Portland.

  • Nov 09, 2021 – Los Angeles 117 vs. Portland 109
  • Oct 29, 2021 – Portland 111 vs. Los Angeles 92
  • Oct 25, 2021 – Los Angeles 116 vs. Portland 86
  • Apr 20, 2021 – Los Angeles 113 vs. Portland 112
  • Apr 06, 2021 – Los Angeles 133 vs. Portland 116
  • Dec 30, 2020 – Los Angeles 128 vs. Portland 105
  • Aug 08, 2020 – Los Angeles 122 vs. Portland 117
  • Dec 03, 2019 – Los Angeles 117 vs. Portland 97
  • Nov 07, 2019 – Los Angeles 107 vs. Portland 101
  • Mar 12, 2019 – Portland 125 vs. Los Angeles 104
  • Dec 17, 2018 – Portland 131 vs. Los Angeles 127
  • Nov 25, 2018 – Los Angeles 104 vs. Portland 100
  • Nov 08, 2018 – Portland 116 vs. Los Angeles 105
  • Mar 30, 2018 – Portland 105 vs. Los Angeles 96
  • Mar 18, 2018 – Portland 122 vs. Los Angeles 109
  • Jan 30, 2018 – Portland 104 vs. Los Angeles 96
  • Oct 26, 2017 – Los Angeles 104 vs. Portland 103
  • Dec 12, 2016 – Los Angeles 121 vs. Portland 120
  • Nov 09, 2016 – Los Angeles 111 vs. Portland 80
  • Oct 27, 2016 – Los Angeles 114 vs. Portland 106
  • Apr 29, 2016 – Portland 106 vs. Los Angeles 103
  • Apr 27, 2016 – Portland 108 vs. Los Angeles 98
  • Apr 25, 2016 – Portland 98 vs. Los Angeles 84
  • Apr 23, 2016 – Portland 96 vs. Los Angeles 88
  • Apr 20, 2016 – Los Angeles 102 vs. Portland 81
  • Apr 17, 2016 – Los Angeles 115 vs. Portland 95
  • Mar 24, 2016 – Los Angeles 96 vs. Portland 94
  • Jan 06, 2016 – Los Angeles 109 vs. Portland 98
  • Nov 30, 2015 – Los Angeles 102 vs. Portland 87
  • Nov 20, 2015 – Portland 102 vs. Los Angeles 91

Injury Report for Portland

  • CJ McCollum: Game-Time Decision (Ribs)
  • Anfernee Simons: Out (Ankle)
  • Nassir Little: Out (Ankle)
  • Damian Lillard: Out (Abdomen)

Injury Report for Los Angeles

  • Nicolas Batum: Out (Covid-19)
  • Jason Preston: Out (Foot)
  • Kawhi Leonard: Out (Knee)

Source: CBSSports.com

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