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Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

March 22, 2024


The Los Angeles Clippers will look to improve their playoff positioning over their next 14 games, which will start on Friday night when the Clippers travel to Portland, Oregon, to face the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter with tip-off scheduled for 10:00 PM ET and will air on Bally Sports Southern California.

Los Angeles Clippers Team Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers have struggled over their last six games, with a record of 2-6. However, they are coming off a 13-point win on the road against their opponent on Friday, the Portland Trail Blazers, by a score of 116-103, which also ended their two-game losing streak. 

The Clippers trail the Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets by five games for 1st place in the Western Conference and will face the Denver Nuggets one time over the final stretch of the regular season. Los Angeles has won the previous three meetings this season against the Portland Trail Blazers while winning by an average margin of 10.33 points per game in those contests, including the 13-point road win on Wednesday. 

The Los Angeles Clippers will look to sweep the regular season series when they travel to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the final game of the 2023-24 NBA season.

Portland Trail Blazers Team Preview

Portland has been one of the worst teams in the Western Conference this season and enters this game on a four-game losing streak. They have lost five of their last six games, including Wednesday's 13-point loss at home against the Los Angeles Clippers. Four of their previous five losses came by double-digits, and they have lost those contests by an average margin of 13.8 points per game. 

Portland's lack of offensive efficiency has contributed to its struggles this season. It is averaging the third-fewest points per game, 107.62. However, the Trail Blazers have averaged 113.67 points per game in its three losses against the Clippers this season. 

The Portland Trail Blazers will look to avoid the regular season series sweep against the Los Angeles Clippers when they host the Clippers on Friday night.

Odds and Series Trends

BookMaker lists the Los Angeles Clippers as 12-point favorites on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. The Clippers have dominated the series against the Trail Blazers, winning eight straight, with their last loss against Portland in October 2021. They have won the three meetings this season by an average margin of 10.33 points per game and have covered the spread in two of the three contests this season.

Game Pick

Los Angeles is looking to improve its playoff seeding in the 2024 NBA Playoffs. It trails the Nuggets and Thunder by five games for first place in the Western Conference. The Clippers have dominated the series against the Trail Blazers this season, winning all three games and an average margin of 10.33 points per game, including a 13-point win on Wednesday on the road against Portland. 

I look forward to the Los Angeles Clippers' repeat performance against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. As a result, I am laying the points with the Clippers when they travel to face the Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Clippers -12