Los Angles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers Free NBA Spread Pick, 10–26–2017
Free NBA Pick by Paul Herd of Sports Picks Forum
Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers
NBA: Thursday, October 26th, 10:00 PM EST
Odds: Portland -3, 211.5
A Western Conference matchup pits the Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers, Thursday night at 10 pm. LA remained unbeaten as they beat the Jazz 102–84 at home Tuesday night. Portland bounced back from their first loss of the season as they defeated the Pelicans 103–93 at home Tuesday night. The Clippers have taken 6 straight games including all three games last season.
The Clippers are currently 7th in the league in scoring offense with 113.3 points per game. LA is 3rd in the league in rebounding with 51.7 boards per game and stand tied for 6th in assists with 23.3 per contest. The most impressive stat so far for the Clippers is they rank 1st in scoring defense by allowing 88 points per game. This is a good sign for a team that no longer has Chris Paul. Another key component to the Clippers winning is their success outside the arc. The Clippers currently are 8th in three-pointers a game with 11.3 and 5th in three-point shooting as they hit 38.6 percent of their long-range attempts.
Portland suffered their first loss of the season to Milwaukee on Saturday but bounced back with a win over New Orleans on Tuesday. The Blazers extended their string of wins in home openers to 17. The Trail Blazers come into this one 8th in the league in scoring with 112.8 points per game. The Trail Blazers are 1st in the league in rebounding as they collect 53.3 boards a night. Portland is 4th in the league defensively allowing 94.5 points per game.
The Blazers are 12–3–1 ATS in their last 16 games following a win while the Clippers are 4–1 ATS in their last five road games. Head to head, the road team is 4–1 ATS in the last five meetings. At this point in the season, I see value in the Clippers as road dogs. This should be a tight game so I recommend taking the Clippers +3.