Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/09/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 10:00 pm ET, Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Venue:  STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Where to Watch:  TNT

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Trail Blazers +3, Clippers -3; Over/Under:  220.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Trail Blazers +3, Clippers -3; Over/Under:  221 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Trail Blazers +3, Clippers -3; Over/Under:  221.5 points
 

Season Record

Portland Trail Blazers:  5-5 (3rd place, Northwest Division)
Los Angeles Clippers:  5-4 (3rd place, Pacific Division)
 
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Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers Preview and Analysis

 
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Portland Trail Blazers:  5-5 last 10
Los Angeles Clippers:  5-4 last 10
 
 
 

Portland Trail Blazers Analysis

The Trail Blazers are coming into this game with a 5-5 record overall and they are 0-4 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. Their last loss was against the Cleveland Cavaliers and they are coming into this one on a 2 game winning streak since then with wins against the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers in their last game. Damian Lillard led the team in points in that game with 25 while Jusuf Nurkic was next on the team with 15 points. Lillard also led the team in assists in that game with 6 while Nurkic led the team in rebounds with 17. Their shooting was not good in that game as they were 37.9% from the field, 27.3% with their 3-pointers, and 75% from the free throw line. Their offense is averaging 110.3 PPG this season and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 107.4 PPG against them. The Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 4-6 this season and their O/U record is 3-7.
 
 

Los Angeles Clippers Analysis

The Clippers are coming into this game with a 5-4 record overall and they are 3-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. Their last loss was against the Trail Blazers over a week ago and they are coming into this one on a 4 game winning streak since then with wins against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Minnesota Timberwolves twice, and the Charlotte Hornets in their last game. Paul George led the team in points in that game with 20 while Reggie Jackson was next on the team with 19 points. George also led the team in assists in that game with 8 while Ivica Zubac led the team in rebounds with 11. Their shooting was good in that game as they were 47.7% from the field, 37.5% with their 3-pointers, and 95.2% from the free throw line. Their offense is averaging 107 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 102.6 PPG against them. The Clippers have an ATS record of 5-4 this season and their O/U record is 3-6.
 
 

 

Trail Blazers vs Clippers Prediction

The Clippers are coming into this game as a 3 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The last time the Clippers lost a game was to the Trail Blazers over a week ago. Both teams have gone on a bit of a winning streak since then. This is going to be a revenge spot for the Clippers here at home. They will not want to lose to the Trail Blazers twice in a row. The best bet to place in this game is on the Clippers to cover the spread here.
 
Trail Blazers Clippers Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (10:00 pm ET start time) is Clippers 112 Trail Blazers 104.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Portland Trail Blazers: 308-258 ATS when the line is +3 to -3. 1042-1032 ATS in all games. 81-79 ATS when the total is 220 to 229.5. 125-118 ATS when the total is greater than or equal to 220. 459-445 ATS as an underdog. 520-513 ATS in road games.
Los Angeles Clippers: 238-254 ATS when the line is +3 to -3. 1002-1048 ATS in all games. 317-321 ATS as a home favorite. 495-523 ATS in home games. 124-144 ATS at home when the line is +3 to -3. 150-167 ATS in November games. 340-356 ATS in the first half of the season.
 

Key Injuries

 
Portland Trail Blazers:  None.
Los Angeles Clippers:  M. Morris Sr. (PF) Out indefinitely - Knee injury. J. Preston (PG) Out indefinitely - Foot injury. K. Leonard (SF) out for season - Knee injury.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"I thought I shot the ball better. Not as good as I would have liked to, with some of the opportunities I got. But I shot the ball better and we got another win, so I feel good about it." - Damian Lillard on his performance in their win against the Lakers on Saturday night.
 
 
"It was our defense. I think our defense really picked up, our physicality, our attention to detail was a lot better. I thought our focus in the first half, physically, was pretty bad." - Tyronn Lue on his team’s win against the Hornets on Sunday night.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Portland Trail Blazers
PG     Damian Lillard
SG     CJ McCollum
SF     Norman Powell
PF     Robert Covington
C     Jusuf Nurkic
 
Los Angeles Clippers
PG     Reggie Jackson
SG     Eric Bledsoe
SF     Paul George
PF     Nicolas Batum
C     Ivica Zubac
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Portland Trail Blazers
PPG: C. McCollum (22.1)
APG: D. Lillard (8.5)
Reb/G: J. Nurkic (11.9)
 
Los Angeles Clippers
PPG: P. George (27)
APG: P. George (5.2)
Reb/G: P. George (8.2) 
 
Coaches:
Portland Trail Blazers: Chauncey Billups (1st season)
Los Angeles Clippers: Tyronn Lue (3rd season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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