Trail Blazers vs. Clippers Prediction
Will the L.A. Clippers lose their first game after trading Blake Griffin to the Pistons? The Clippers will host the Portland Trail Blazers tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Portland. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Trail Blazers are now 2-point road favorites to beat the Clippers, who opened as 2.5-point favorites. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 219 but was bet down to 216.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Portland. As of Tuesday morning, over 80% of the betting tickets wagered at online sports books are on the Blazers to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 72% of the betting tickets are also on the under.
Who We Like: Portland. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings between these two teams. The Blazers are also 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 3-0-1 against the number in their last four games versus conference opponents, and are 5-0 at the betting window in their last five games playing on three or more days of rest.
Meanwhile, the Clippers have failed to cover in seven of their last 10 home games versus a team with aw inning road record. They're also 1-4 against the number in their last five games when playing teams from the Northwest.
TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -2