Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trailblazers

Sportsbook.com has made the Portland Trailblazers a 4.5-point favorite over the Los Angeles Clippers.  The total for the game is set for 194.  The Los Angeles Clipper lost 21 of their first 26 games.  However, since mid-December the Clippers have won 10 of their last 14 games, while going 9-5 against the spread.  This game wont be easy for the Clippers, as Portland has won 10 of its last 12 games at home.

Blake Griffin is the main reason for the Clippers turnaround this season.  He has averaged 26.7 and 14 rebounds in his last 14 games.  Griffin, scored a career-high 47 points in the Clippers 114-107 home win against the Indiana Pacers as a 3.5-point home favorite on Monday.  Griffin ranks 12th in he league in scoring at 22.5 points per game and is fourth in rebounding at 12.8 per game.  The Clippers leading scorer is Eric Gordon, who is ranked 8th in the league and scoring 23.9 points per game.  The Los Angeles Clippers have and impressive 17-8 record against the spread in its last 25 games versus Western Conference teams.  The Clippers, who played yesterday, have a 7-3 record in the 2nd games of back-to-backs.

The Portland Trailblazers have been playing without their all-star, Brandon Roy and will now be without their center Marcus Camby who hurt his knee in Mondays game verse Minnesota.  The Trailblazers won on Monday despite the injury, winning 113-102 as a 7.5-point home favorite.  LaMarcus Aldridge has stepped up his play this season.  He had 20 double-doubles during Portlands first 42 games and is averaging 21.1 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game.

Portland has beat the Clippers four straight times, including twice this season.  The Trailblazers beat the Clippers on opening night 98-88 as a two-point road favorite.  Portland also won and covered in their second meeting, 100-91 as a 6.5-pont favorite on December 5.  In both games, the total went der As for my bets in this game; I am going to continue with the trends of the first two.  Im taking the Trailblazers -4.5 points and am taking the der total of 194.


Portland Trailblazers -4.5 Los Angeles Clippers

Under 194

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January 21, 2011 by : Posted in NBA, Sportsbook No Comments

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