Clippers vs. Blazers Game 6 Pick
Can the Los Angeles Clippers overcome their injuries to keep their season alive when they face the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 6 tonight at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Portland is the clear favorite tonight, as the Blazers are getting odds of -9.5 points against the Clippers. The over/under total has been set at 198 points. Portland has a 3-2 lead in the series.
Los Angeles is 55-32 on the season, 24-19 on the road and 42-42-3 against the spread. Portland is 47-40 on the season, 30-13 at home and 47-40 against the spread. The Blazers have rattled off three straight wins in the series, including a 108-98 win on Wednesday night in L.A. The Blazers have covered the spread in three straight as well.
The Clippers are fighting an uphill battle. Without Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, there isn’t much they can do to keep pace with Portland. L.A. fought hard in Game 5, but didn’t have enough in the tank at the end and Portland pulled away. The Blazers know the importance of winning tonight, so they can avoid another road trip and they can start their series with the Warriors as quickly as possible. Look for Portland to roll tonight.
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