The Los Angeles Clippers (42-38) host the Portland Trail Blazers (33-47) on April 8, 2023 at Crypto.com Arena. The Trail Blazers are underdogs by a 16.5-point margin as they enter the matchup with a 5-5 record in their last 10 games. A 230-point over/under has been set for the matchup.
How to bet Clippers vs. Trail Blazers
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 16.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Clippers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Clippers have -1857 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +1021 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 230 points.
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, April 8, 2023
- Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSC
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Clippers have 40 wins against the spread in 80 games this year. Los Angeles has been chosen as the favorite in 50 games this year and has walked away with the win 33 times (66%) in those games. Clippers games this year have hit the over on 38 of 80 set point totals.
The Trail Blazers have 37 wins against the spread in 80 games this year. Portland has put together a 14-33 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 29.8% of those games). Trail Blazers games this season have eclipsed the over/under 48.8% of the time (39 out of 80 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Injury Report
Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard: Out (Calf), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist), Jerami Grant: Out (Quadricep), Anfernee Simons: Out (Foot), Ryan Arcidiacono: Doubtful (Back), Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Knee), Keon Johnson: Out (Finger), Nassir Little: Out (Ankle), Matisse Thybulle: Out (Knee), Kevin Knox: Probable (Quadricep), Drew Eubanks: Questionable (Ankle), Cameron Reddish: Questionable (Back), Trendon Watford: Probable (Ankle), Shaedon Sharpe: Probable (Knee)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles is averaging 113.2 points per game (20th-ranked in NBA) this year, while surrendering 112.9 points per contest (12th-ranked). At home, the Clippers are scoring 2.1 fewer points per game (112.2) than they are on the road (114.3). The Clippers’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, racking up 116 points per contest compared to the 113.2 they’ve averaged this year.
Los Angeles is draining 12.8 treys per game this season (ninth-ranked in NBA), and it owns a 38.3% three-point percentage (second-best). The Clippers have taken 61% two-pointers and 39% threes this season. Of the team’s buckets, 68.7% are two-pointers and 31.3% are threes.
What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers
On offense Portland is the 19th-ranked squad in the NBA (113.4 points per game). On defense it is 21st (116.7 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Trail Blazers are scoring 5.1 more points per game at home (116) than away (110.9). The Trail Blazers have played worse offensively in their previous 10 games, averaging 106.4 points per contest, seven fewer points their than season average of 113.4.
Portland makes 12.9 3-pointers per game and shoots 36.6% from beyond the arc, ranking eighth and 12th, respectively, in the NBA. The Trail Blazers attempt 58.5% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 41.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 68% of the Trail Blazers’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 32% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Clippers, and we project that Trail Blazers will cover the spread (Clippers -16.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 230 points.
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