The Los Angeles Clippers remain a team that has had to battle through injuries as they have struggled to maintain sports betting value. The Clippers remain a strong offensive team that is known to take possessions off on defense. The Portland Trailblazers struggle to put points on the board but make up for that with a consistently good defense. In point guard Damian Lillard the Blazers have one of the top playmaking floor managers in the game.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG: Clippers -2.5, O/U 220
Trailblazers vs. Clippers TV Coverage: TNT
The Portland Trailblazers have shown outstanding sports betting value as of late with a five game undefeated streak against the spread. Head coach Terry Stotts has his team in the seventh playoff spot in the Western Conference standings. They have lost just nine out of 25 away games against the spread. The under has hit in 14 out of 25 away games for Portland. The Trailblazers are coming off a 107-93 win and cover at Dallas as 1.5 point chalks. Six year guard and team co-captain Damian Lillard is the trigger man for the Blazers with a team best 25.4 points and 6.5 assists per game. He had 29 points in the win at Dallas. Lillard has made the All Star Game for the third time in his career.
Fighting to stay above the .500 mark has become the cause of head coach Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers. Rivers’ squad is 25-24 straight up and on the outside looking in as the ninth place team in the Western Conference. That means there would be no playoff spot for LA if the season ended today. Los Angeles has been a decent betting value however with a mark of 27-21-1 against the spread. They have covered the spread in seven out of their last ten games. LA ranks eighth in the NBA for offense but 22nd for defense.
Team vs Team
The Clippers have had the upper hand with the betting lines in their head to head series with the Trailblazers. LAC has paid out in four out of their last five meetings with the Clippers. The Clippers and Blazers have gone under the total in two out of their last three games. At the Staples Center the Clippers have covered the spread in three out of their last five home games against the Blazers. There has been a strong trend for the under in games between the Clippers and Blazers at LA. Portland and LAC have gone under the total in six out of their last eight meetings at the Staples Center. In the last meeting in this series on October 26 the Clippers scored a 104-103 win and payout at Portland.
Matchup to Watch
This NBA sports betting matchup offers a good defensive team in Portland going up against a strong offensive team in the Clippers. When healthy the Clippers have the better depth with skill and scoring. Portland is good enough to not be a huge underdog in this one, which makes improves the Clippers board value.
Trailblazers vs. Clippers NBA games Betting Odds Picks
The selection for this one is the Los Angeles Clippers based on their strong head to head numbers against the Blazers.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Los Angeles Clippers -2.5
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Clippers 111, Blazers 93
Check out highlights of the Clippers win at Portland earlier this season.