Oddsmakers expect Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers (31-39) to hold up well with Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers (37-34). Los Angeles is a slight 2-point favorite for the clash on March 19, 2023.
In games they have played as at least 2-point favorites this season, the Clippers are 21-21 against the spread.
The Trail Blazers are 15-17-1 against the spread when an underdog by 2 points or more this year.
Los Angeles is 35-36-0 against the spread this season.
The Trail Blazers’ ATS record is 32-37-1 this year.
The Clippers average 112.8 points per game (22nd in the league) while giving up 112.7 per contest (11th in the NBA). They have a +4 scoring differential overall.
The Clippers average 43.4 rebounds per game (16th in the league) compared to the 43.2 of their opponents.
Los Angeles makes 12.6 three-pointers per game (11th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.3. It shoots 37.7% from deep while its opponents hit 36.5% from long range.
The Clippers’ 111.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 17th in the NBA, and the 111.7 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 13th in the league.
So far in 2022-23, the Clippers’ offense has been worse at home, where they average 111.4 points per game, compared to on the road, where they record 114.1 per game. On defense, they have been much tougher when playing at home, where they surrender 109.8 points per game, versus on the road, where they let their opponents to score 115.6 per game.
The Trail Blazers have a -117 scoring differential, falling short by 1.7 points per game. They’re putting up 114.4 points per game, 15th in the league, and are giving up 116.1 per outing to rank 19th in the NBA.
The 41.1 rebounds per game Portland accumulates rank 26th in the NBA, 1.1 fewer than the 42.2 its opponents pull down.
The Trail Blazers hit 13.2 three-pointers per game (eighth-most in the league), 1.1 more than their opponents. They are shooting 37.3% from beyond the arc (ninth-best in NBA), and opponents are shooting 37.2%.
The Trail Blazers average 113.6 points per 100 possessions on offense (10th in league), and allow 115.2 points per 100 possessions (26th in NBA).
Portland averages 119 points per game at home, and 110.1 on the road.
The scoring leader for the Clippers this season is George (among active players), who averages 23.8 points, six rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game.
Ivica Zubac adds 10.5 points, one assist and 10.2 rebounds per matchup. Russell Westbrook puts up 15.5 points, 7.5 assists and 5.9 rebounds a game.
George makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Clippers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.
George picks up 1.4 takeaways per game, and Zubac compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.
Lillard has the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assist lists among active players, tallying 32.4 points and 7.2 assists per game.
This season, Jusuf Nurkic has a statline of 13 points, 2.8 assists and 9.1 rebounds per game.
Lillard cashes in on 4.3 treys per game.
The Trail Blazers’ defensive efforts get a boost from Matisse Thybulle (1.1 steals per game) and Drew Eubanks (1.1 blocks per game).
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