Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers
The Portland Trail Blazers (8-3) host the L.A. Clippers (6-4) Thursday night at Moda Center.
Here are the details:
What: Blazers vs. Clippers, 7 p.m.
TV channel: NBC Sports Northwest
Los Angeles Clippers (6-4) at Portland Trail Blazers (8-3)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -5 — Over/Under: 224.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trailblazers play host to the Los Angeles Clippers at the Moda Center on Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Clippers have won six of their first 10 games and they will be gunning for a third straight win after taking down the Timberwolves in a 120-109 home win on Monday. Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris each scored 22 points, Lou Williams added 20 points with six assists while Montrezl Harrell chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Clippers shot healthy figures of 49 percent from the field and 14 of 31 from the three-point line while holding the Timberwolves to just five of 21 shooting from the three-point line. The Clippers lost their first home game which was the season opener, but they’ve since won four straight at home to improve to 6-4 overall.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers – 11/8/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Meanwhile, the Portland Trailblazers have been in great form as they’ve won five of their last six games and they will be aiming for a third straight win after beating the Bucks in a 118-103 home win on Tuesday. CJ McCollum led the team with a season-high 40 points on 17 of 26 shooting, Evan Turner added 16 points with 11 rebounds and four assists while Damian Lillard chipped in with just 13 points on five of 15 shooting. As a team, the Trailblazers shot 52 percent from the field and 17 of 43 from the three-point line as they outlasted the red-hot Bucks who came into the contest with eight wins from nine games. On the defensive end, the Trailblazers could do little to slow down Giannis Antetokounmpo, but they did a great job of limiting the backcourt duo of Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon to a combined nine points on four of 20 shooting.
Looking at the betting trends, the Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games, 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games following a win of more than 10 points. The Trailblazers are 22-7 ATS in their last 29 home games, 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games against a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and the Clippers are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Clippers have been in solid form and are capable of pulling off the upset, but they’re only 2-5 ATS in their last sveen road games which is a concern. On the other side we have the Trailblazers who have been red-hot lately and they will be feeling pretty good about themselves after knocking off the Bucks at home. This could go either way, but there’s no way I’m standing in front of the Blazers while they’re playing this well at home.
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ABOUT THE CLIPPERS
The Clippers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-109 Monday night at the Staples Center, sending them home winless on a six-game trip. … Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris each scored 22 points and and Lou Williams added 20 for the Clippers, who won their second game in a row and fourth in six outings. … L.A. snapped a six-game losing streak to the Timberwolves, ending their longest-active losing streak against any opponent. … The Clippers have won 10 of their last 15 meetings with the Blazers, including five of the last seven in Portland. … Gallinari leads the NBA in free-throw percentage (98.2) and has made 50 in a row dating to October 21. The franchise record for consecutive made free-throws is 58. … Harris has scored 15 or more points in 10 consecutive games, matching the longest streak of his career. … Williams leads the NBA in bench scoring, averaging 19.1 points per game, and has scored 15 or more points in seven consecutive games, the NBA’s longest active streak among reserves. Over the last six games, Williams is averaging 21.8 points, while shooting 50 percent from the field (41-of-82) and 58.3 percent from three-point range (24-of-35). … The Clippers lead the NBA in bench scoring, averaging 56.9 points per game.
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