Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 8, 2023

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Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 8, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Los Angeles Clippers (42-38) enter their matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers (33-47) on April 8, 2023 as heavy favorites. Los Angeles is a 16.5-point favorite. A point total of 230 has been set for the game.

Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Odds

  • Clippers odds to win: -1801
  • Trail Blazers odds to win: +1004
  • Spread: Clippers (-16.5)
  • Total: 230

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: BSSC and ROOT Sports NW

Who Will Win Clippers vs. Trail Blazers?

Clippers and Trail Blazers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Trail Blazers are 2-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 16.5-point underdogs.

These two teams average a combined 226.6 points per game, 3.4 fewer points than the total of 230 set for this game.

Los Angeles and Portland have seen its opponents average a combined 0.4 fewer points per game than the over/under of 230 set in this outing.

The Clippers’ average point total in matchups this season is 226.2, 3.8 points below the total in this game.

Portland’s games this season have averaged a total of 230.1 points, 0.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

Los Angeles is 40-40-0 ATS this season.

The Trail Blazers’ ATS record is 37-42-1 this season.

Clippers Stats & Insights

The Clippers score 113.2 points per game (20th in the NBA) and give up 112.9 (12th in the league) for a +25 scoring differential overall.

The Clippers are 17th in the NBA at 43 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 43.2 their opponents average.

Los Angeles makes 12.8 three-pointers per game (ninth-most in the league) at a 38.3% rate (second-best in the NBA), compared to the 12.2 its opponents make while shooting 36.4% from deep.

The Clippers average 112.2 points per 100 possessions on offense (15th in the league), and give up 112 points per 100 possessions (17th in the NBA).

During the 2022-23 campaign, the Clippers are scoring 2.1 fewer points per home game on average than on the road (112.2 at home, 114.3 on the road), and are also conceding 5.4 fewer points per home game compared to road games (110.2 at home, 115.6 on the road).

Trail Blazers Stats & Insights

The Trail Blazers have been outscored by 3.3 points per game (posting 113.4 points per game, 19th in league, while conceding 116.7 per contest, 21st in NBA) and have a -262 scoring differential.

Portland loses the rebound battle by 2.1 boards on average. It records 40.8 rebounds per game, 26th in the league, while its opponents pull down 42.9.

The Trail Blazers connect on 12.9 three-pointers per game (eighth-most in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.4. They shoot 36.5% from deep, and their opponents shoot 37.6%.

The Trail Blazers’ 112.2 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 15th in the NBA, and the 115.5 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 26th in the league.

At home, Portland averages 116 points per game. On the road, it scores 110.9.

Clippers Key Players to Watch

The Clippers active scoring leader is Kawhi Leonard, who averages 23.7 per contest to go with 6.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

Russell Westbrook contributes with 15.7 points, 7.5 assists and 5.8 rebounds a game, and Ivica Zubac adds 10.7 points, one assist and 10 rebounds per matchup.

Eric Gordon leads active Clippers in three-point shooting, making an average of 1.9 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Westbrook averages 1.1 steals per game, while Zubac has 1.3 blocks per contest.

Trail Blazers Key Players to Watch

Damian Lillard has the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assist lists among active players, putting up 32.2 points and 7.3 assists per game.

Drew Eubanks has per-game averages of 6.6 points, 1.3 assists and 5.4 rebounds this season.

Lillard knocks down 4.2 threes per game.

The Trail Blazers’ defensive effort gets a lift from Lillard (0.9 steals per game) and Eubanks (1.3 blocks per game).

Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Trail Blazers (+ 16.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (230)

  • Prediction:
    Clippers 118 – Trail Blazers 110

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