The Portland Trail Blazers (8-3) will be 5-point favorites at home in Moda Center at the Rose Quarter when they go head-to-head against the Los Angeles Clippers (6-4). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 225.5 points and action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers ATS Odds
Both teams covered in their last outing. The Trail Blazers (2-point underdogs) defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 118-103, while the Clippers (5.5-point favorite) beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-109. The Portland game finished 7.5 points under the projected point total of 228.5, while the Los Angeles game finished 4 points under the projected point total of 233.
The Clippers, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.8, had a solid mark of 30.2 and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.568 (above their season average of 0.529). The Trail Blazers, on the other hand, had a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.621 (above their season average of 0.526) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (26.8 vs. 23.1). CJ McCollum put together a good performance for Portland with 40 points, six assists and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Los Angeles received a boost from Tobias Harris, who put up 22 points and 10 rebounds.
The Trail Blazers edged out the Clippers in this series last year, emerging victorious in three out of four games. In the most recent game, Portland won 105-96. Portland had a better offensive rebounding percentage (27.1 vs. 22.9). Los Angeles, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.225 vs. 0.158). This is the first time these teams will meet this year.
Games involving the Clippers have no tendency in regards to the O/U total, as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under. Los Angeles comes into the game with records of 6-4 straight up (SU) and 6-4 against the spread (ATS).
Vegas has typically been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Trail Blazers games, with 6 overs compared to 5 unders. Additionally, Portland owns records of 8-3 SU and 8-3 ATS.
Lou Williams has really been playing well recently for Los Angeles, averaging 22.2 points and 3.4 assists over the last five games.
Portland appears to have an advantage on the offensive glass in this showdown. The Trail Blazers rank fifth in offensive rebounding percentage (26.2 percent), while Los Angeles ranks 17th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.7 percent). Moreover, the Clippers rank first in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.283), while the Trail Blazers rank third in opponents’ FTA rate (0.174).