Date/Time: 03-12-2019, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Clippers +2
Two of the six best squad of the West are clashing tonight, when the Portland Trail Blazers, who ended a small losing streak and want to continue on the winning ways, are visiting the Los Angeles Clippers, who are looking to extend their current lengthy winning streak and secure a place in the upcoming postseason.
Blazers are 40-26 so far in the league and are tied with Oklahoma City on the fourth place of the Western Conference. In their latest matchup they ended a 2-game defeat streak with a home victory against San Antonio, 127-120. Clippers are 39-29 so far in the league and are tied with Utah on the sixth place of the Western Conference. They are 6-1 in their last 7 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Boston at home, 140-115.
Top Basketball BookmakersPortland are led in scoring by Damian Lillard with 26.1 ppg. He also adds 4.6 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 6.4 per game, while CJ McCollum follows with 21.2 ppg, adding 4 rebounds per game. Jusuf Nurkic adds 15.3 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 10.2 per game. LA are led in scoring by Lou Williams with 20.4 ppg, He also leads the team in assists made with 5.4 per game, while Danilo Gallinari follows with 19.3 ppg, adding 5.9 rebounds per game. Montrezl Harrell adds 16.2 ppg and 6.6 rebounds off the bench.
Portland lead LA 2-1 wins so far this season and they have won the previous game in LA by 4 points. LA are 20-12 at home, while Portland are 15-17 on the road. LA have a better offense with 114.6 ppg to Portland’s 113.9, while Portland have a better defense, allowing 110.6 ppg to LA’s 113.4. LA have a better accuracy both from the field (47% to 46.5%) and from behind the arc (38.4% to 35.8%). They also dish more assists per game (23.4 to 22.7), while Portland grab more rebounds (47.7 to 45.6). Both squads commit almost the same number of turnovers per game (13.6 to 13.9). Portland have been mediocre on the road this season so expect the hosts to get away with the win tonight.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers +2 (-107)