Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Moda Center (Portland)
Portland has lost to the Los Angeles Clippers in 9 of the last 10 meetings, but now the Blazers have a great chance to rectify the situation. Right now, the hosts are stronger than the guests.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Portland Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers have lost 5 of their last six regular season games, dropping out of the top 6 in the Western Conference. Without Damian Lillard, it's undoubtedly challenging, although Portland has gathered a pretty solid team that can pull themselves together in critical moments and work on defense. In a disappointing stretch, the team shot just 45.1% from the field, which was 21st among all teams in the league. The club still lacks quality reserves, and you shouldn't expect too much from rookie Shaedon Sharpe. Keon Johnson and Gary Payton remain on the injured list.
The day before, the team lost on the road to Brooklyn, 97:111. Jerami Grant had a good game and scored 29 points, but his second option on the attack wasn't enough. Anfernee Simons was good from beyond the arc (4 of 10) but did not make a single two-pointer.
Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George has missed the Clippers' last four games, and his absence extends into two more road games. It's not certain that Kawai Leonard will return to action either, and Luke Kennard is also likely to remain out of the lineup. The team isn't used to coping without their leaders, and compared to last season, the team's bench has only gotten stronger with the addition of John Wall. There have been rumors recently that the Los Angeles Timberwolves are in the market for a center, with Miles Turner and Clint Capella being candidates. That encouraged Ivica Zubac, who scored 31 points and grabbed 29 rebounds in the recent game against Indiana. The Clippers ended up with a 114:100 lead, their 4th win in six previous games. Before that, the Californians lost to Denver and Golden State.
Expert Betting Tips
The Clippers had a good stretch, but for the most part, they defeated solid opponents like Indiana, Houston, or Detroit. They are still in the top 6 of the East, but they have big problems on defense, which Los Angeles took advantage of. Now, the opponents will face a stout defensive team that has beaten quite a few in the regular season.
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