NBA Preview: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

by Dirty on February 16, 2012

Betting on Trail Blazers Basketball The Los Angeles Clippers and the Portland Trail Blazers will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Rose Garden.

Oddsmakers currently have the Clippers listed as 2½-point favorites versus the Trail Blazers, while the game’s total is sitting at 189.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 102-84 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Clippers covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite, while 186 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Trail Blazers were a 93-91 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 18-9 SU, 16-10-1 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
LA Clippers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games
LA Clippers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Portland:
Team record: 16-14 SU, 16-14 ATS

is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games
is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games at home

When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 8-2
After a win are 2-8

Next up:
LA Clippers home to San Antonio, Saturday, February 18
Portland home to Atlanta, Saturday, February 18

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