The Los Angeles Clippers (15-6) will try to extend their eight-game home winning streak in a matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers (8-12) at Staples Center. The game is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 229 points with Los Angeles opening as a 9-point favorite.
Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers ATS Prediction
In the Trail Blazers’ last contest, they topped the Chicago Bulls, 107-103, but they failed to cover as 7-point favorites. The total points for the game (210) came in well under the O/U total of 227. One of Portland’s largest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They had 28 free throw attempts, while Chicago had 25. Portland was lifted by Carmelo Anthony, who contributed 23 points and 11 rebounds.
The Clippers easily got past the Washington Wizards in their last contest, 150-125, easily covering as 12.5-point favorites. The total points for the game (275) were well over the O/U total of 240. The Clippers made 32 of their 40 free throws (80.0 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.628 (above their season average of 0.519). With 23 points and 15 rebounds, Montrezl Harrell had a solid outing for Los Angeles.
This is the second game of the season between these two squads. In the first, Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 27 points and the Clippers defeated the Trail Blazers 107-101, resulting in a push. He also put up 13 rebounds. The game finished with a total of 208 points, which was 22.5 points below the projected point total of 230.5 points. Los Angeles was successful at getting to and converting from the free throw line. The Clippers made 25 of their 30 free throws (83.3 percent), while the Trail Blazers were 12-16 (75.0 percent).
Portland comes into the game with records of 8-12 straight up (SU) and 9-10-1 against the spread (ATS). Trail Blazers games have gone over the total 50.0 percent of the time.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles is 15-6 SU and 10-10-1 ATS. Of the Clippers’ 21 games, 12 have finished under the total.
Both teams have had a player step their game up over their last five games. CJ McCollum (24 points,5.4 assists,1.6 blocks) has been great for the Trail Blazers while Harrell (20 points,8.6 rebounds,1.2 blocks) has made great contributions to the Clippers.
The offensive glass should be a huge advantage for Los Angeles in this contest. The Clippers rank second in offensive rebounding percentage (25.5 percent), while Portland ranks 24th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.5 percent).
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers ATS Pick
Free NBA Tip: SU Winner – Clippers, ATS Winner – Trail Blazers, O/U – Under
On the road, Portland is 7-5-1 ATS with 6 overs, 6 unders and 1 push.
Los Angeles is 8-4-1 ATS at home with 8 unders and 5 overs.
Portland is 2-0 when they allow less than 100 points, while Los Angeles is 6-0.
The Trail Blazers are 8-11 when they reach the century mark, while the Clippers are 13-3.
Los Angeles ranks first in second chance points per game (15.8) while Portland ranks 29th in second chance points allowed per game (15.9).
The Clippers average 49.0 rebounds per game, which ranks second in the NBA. The Trail Blazers rank 28th in rebounds allowed per game (48.5).
Los Angeles ranks sixth in points in the paint per game (50.1) while Portland ranks 28th (42.9).
The Clippers rank eighth in points off turnovers per game (18.3) while the Trail Blazers rank last (13.8).
Los Angeles ranks 16th in steals per game (7.6) while Portland ranks 29th (5.9).
The Clippers average 5.6 blocks per game, which ranks eighth in the NBA. The Trail Blazers rank 20th in blocks allowed per game (5.5).
Los Angeles ranks fifth in fast break points per game (15.7) while Portland ranks 17th in fast break points allowed per game (13.4).
The Clippers rank 18th in assists per game (23.4) while the Trail Blazers rank 27th (19.9).
Portland ranks 14th in three pointers attempted per game (33.8) while Los Angeles ranks 21st in three pointers allowed per game (35.2).
Over its last five contests, Portland is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
Los Angeles is 3-2 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders over its last five games.
The Trail Blazers have outscored opponents by an average of 6.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Portland has been defeated by an average of 1.1 points.
During their last five games, the Clippers have scored an average of 123.2 points per game (7.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 111.8 points per game (3.5 above their season average).