Trail Blazers vs. Clippers Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 12/17/18 Predictions & Odds

The Los Angeles Clippers have dropped six of their last 10 games but so has their opponent on Monday night, the Portland Trail Blazers. Laying only a basket at home, will the Clippers cover the spread?

Game Snapshot

543 Portland Trail Blazers at 544 Los Angeles Clippers

10:30 p.m. ET, Monday, December 17, 2018

Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Clippers are 2-point favorites to beat the Trail Blazers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 218 points and as of this writing, 60% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Clippers to cover the point spread.

Portland Trail Blazers Fantasy Spin

Damian Lillard (personal) did not attend Sunday's practice, but he will travel with the team to Los Angeles and play on Monday against the Clippers. It's unclear exactly what Lillard is dealing with, but the fact that he'll be traveling with the team and play tomorrow suggests it's nothing serious.

Los Angeles Clippers Fantasy Spin

Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points (10-of-16 FG, 4-of-5 FT) with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes Saturday vs. the Thunder. Gallinari's 28 points match a single-game season high for him, a mark he last reached in a Nov. 17 win over the Nets. If there's a negative for the forward it's that he turned the ball over seven times, with that figure being his worst of the season to date. So while Gallinari was certainly productive, the turnover count prohibited him from having an even better night at the office.

NBA Betting Trends

Portland

The under is 5-1 in the Trail Blazers’ last six games overall and is 5-0 in their last five games versus Western Conference opponents.

Los Angeles

The over is 5-2 in the Clippers’ last seven home games and is 4-0 in their last four games played on Monday.

Prediction

The Trail Blazers are just 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 road games, are 3-10 against the number in their last 13 games overall and are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games versus Western Conference opponents. On the other side, the Clippers have covered the spread in eight of their last 11 home games and are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games versus an opponent with a losing road record.

Monday NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -2

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