Clippers vs Trail Blazers Predictions
April 20, 2021
The Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers will match up in a Western Conference battle that is sure to bring the fireworks. The Blazers and Clippers play each other quite often, and in turn, know each other very well. That typically leads to some interesting basketball and you can be sure this game will be back and forth from start to finish.
Both the Clippers and Trail Blazers are going to make the playoffs and this is a matchup we could certainly see in the first round. There is a ton of firepower in this game from both sides and we are going to see some of the best players in the NBA face off here.
With seeding being so important in the Western Conference, every game is of the utmost importance. We are here to break down the Clippers vs Trail Blazers matchup and give you NBA picks and predictions against the spread, moneyline, and over/under.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Pick
This game will take place at 10:00 PM ET in the Moda Center
Why bet the Blazers +8.5?
✅ The Blazers will be without both Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic tonight, which is why we see the 8.5-point spread here. However, I still like the Blazers to keep this game close on the backs of C.J. McCollum and Carmelo Anthony. Both are capable scorers and McCollum can put up 30 points when given the required usage. He just doesn’t get to shoot enough, and rightfully so, when Dame Lillard is on the floor for 35+ minutes. The LA Clippers defense isn’t what it was last season and the Blazers should still put up 115 points in this matchup.
✅ While Paul George and Kawhi Leonard will both be back for this game, it’s hard to say this team is fully comfortable just yet. They rank eighth in offensive efficiency and fifth defensively. While that is elite, it’s not where the Clippers were just a season ago and I like the Clippers to offer them a unique challenge in this game.
✅ The Trail Blazers will be without both Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic in this game, which will immediately push the public towards the LA Clippers. That means it might be smart to wait until this line reaches nine or even 9.5 closer to tip. I certainly don’t think it goes the other way, so this is a pretty safe bet to wait for some movement on. Give me the Portland Trail Blazers to keep this game close and to cover the +8.5 points.
✅ The Portland Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
General Info about Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Where do the Clippers play their home games?
The Clippers play their home games in the Staples Center.
Where do the Trail Blazers play their home games?
The Trail Blazers play their home games in the Moda Center.
Trail Blazers vs Clippers Predictions
Make sure to check out the Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers betting picks and predictions above as we are here to let you know which side of the spread and over/under to be on. This is a game that is sure to be competitive and you will want to be on the right side of things when all is said and done.
With the Trail Blazers and Clippers in the West, they play each other a ton every single season. To this point, they’ve faced off over 225 times with the Trail Blazers holding a massive advantage. In fact, they’ve won over 65% of the head-to-head series to this point.
With all that being said, history is thrown out the window when this game starts. Both the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers have a great chance to win this game and we are here to let you know who has a better shot to walk away victorious. Let’s dive into how this game will go down and who will end up covering the spread.
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LA Clippers vs Blazers Against the Spread Predictions
When making a Clippers vs Trail Blazers against the spread prediction, you must pick which team will win the game and by how many points. This can seem like a tough bet at first glance, but it’s the reason you are here in the first place. We are here to make sure you’re covered from every angle.
For example, let’s say the Los Angeles Clippers are 5.5-point favorites over the Portland Trail Blazers here. In that case, a wager on the Clippers would call for a victory by six or more points while a wager on the Trail Blazers would require either a victory by any margin or a loss by five or fewer runs.
Betting against the spread is the most popular way to wager on NBA games as you’re able to get even odds on both teams. You can be sure you’ll find the best Trail Blazers vs Clippers against the spread predictions above.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Clippers Over/Under Betting
Wagering the over/under comes down to picking whether the Los Angeles Clippers or Portland Trail Blazers will combine for more or less than a certain amount of points. This number is called the total and set by sportsbooks. This number will also change as action comes in on both sides.
Let’s say the over/under in this Clippers vs Trail Blazers game is set to 221.5 points. In this scenario, a wager on the over would call for 222 or more points scored while a bet on the under would ask for 221 or fewer points. It’s extremely important to consider the PACE that these two teams play as it will give a strong indication on how fast this game will be played.
Wagering against the over/under is the second-most popular way to wager on NBA games as another way to get even odds on both sides. Make sure you check out the Clippers vs Trail Blazers predictions and picks above as we will highlight the best over/under predictions out there.
LA Clippers vs Trail Blazers Moneyline Predictions
When you aren’t a fan of either the spread or over/under, wagering against the moneyline is always a familiar option. This involves picking which team will win the game outright and removes just about every concern involved with wagering.
Betting the over/under involves picking which team will outright win the game, allowing you to ignore both the spread and over/under. However, you must still pay for the juice. Let’s say the Clippers are (-220) favorites while the Trail Blazers are (+180) underdogs.
This means you must lay $220 to win $100 on the Los Angeles Clippers. It also means a $100 winning bet on the Trail Blazers would return $180. We are here to bring you the best Clippers vs Trail Blazers over/under predictions above to make sure you can profit.
Trail Blazers vs Clippers Odds
Odds in the NBA tend to jump around more than any other sport and it’s by no accident. With games almost every day and a ton of injuries at this point in the season, there is a ton going on before the game. With shootaround early in the morning, news will leak out afterward and will sometimes be unknown just minutes prior to tip-off. This can and will lead to panic between both sportsbooks and bettors as it’s our job to react with efficiency.
Line movement is a critical piece of betting on NBA games and it’s our job to be patient when necessary. It’s also critical to know when the line might move the other way and you should in turn lock you wager in early. Make sure to check out the updated Clippers vs Trail Blazers odds and predictions above.
Live Streaming Clippers vs Trail Blazers
The United States currently doesn’t offer any live streaming options when it comes to the NBA and sportsbooks. With that being said, things are sure to change before long and we will be the first ones to let you know when that happens. It’s only a matter of time as the legal landscape of sports betting in the states is under constant progress.
For now, you have a couple of different options when it comes to live streaming Clippers vs Trail Blazers. The easiest of which is the NBA League Pass, which will give you access to every game across the league. You can also sign up for a paid streaming site, which will let you watch more than just basketball. The best of which include YoutubeTV, FuboTV, and Hulu.