Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Western Conference game. The Clippers are still fighting at the top of the conference to keep a positive record. For now the team has done well with 15 wins this season. But it will be difficult to reach the leaders of the conference with almost 20 victories. The Trail Blazers have not had the same fate. The team has suffered a number of important defeats that have affected the performance of the offense.
Los Angeles Clippers: We’re better this season.
The Clippers went through a strong reconstruction to begin this season. For now the team continues to show good results after that phase. 15 wins and only 6 losses this season. In addition the record at home is 12-1, the only defeat at home was against the Milwaukee Bucks. After that defeat the Clippers won eight consecutive games at home and have not lost since then.
At home the team is scoring an average 116.4 points per game, 41.38 FG points, 79.7% free throw shots, 11.31 three pointers, 52.15 rebounds, 23 assists, 16.15 turonvers. The defense is allowing up to 104.1 points per game, 37.46 FG points, 72.20% free throw shots and 11.38 three pointers.
The list of injured includes Green, McGruder and Shamet. With Kawhi Leonard the project is working well. Leonard is averaging 25.9 points per game, 30.8% three pointers and 84.7% free throw shots. Paul George is the second best player with 23.4 points and Lou Williams with 21.7 points per game.
Portland Trail Blazers: Hard season.
The Trail Blazers have a negative record with eight wins and twelve losses. After a losing streak of four games, the Trail Blazers won three consecutive games being the winning streak they currently have. The last victory on the road was against the Chicago Bulls 117-94, and then they won again against the Bulls but at home 107-103.
On the road the Trail Blazers are scoring an average of 112 points per game, 41.62 FG points, 79.1% free throw shots, 12.15 three pointers, 45.77 rebounds, 20.62 assists, 13.38 turnovers. The defense allows up to 114.5 points with 39.92 FG points, 10.31 three pointers, 49.56 rebounds and 13.38 turnovers.
Damian Lillard is averaging 27.3 points per game, 36.4% three pointers, 92% free throw shots. CJ McCollum is the important piece of the team with 22 points per game, 43.9% FG, 82% free throw shots. Simons from the bench is scoring up to 10.3 points with 74.3% free throw shots. Only three players in the team have not been game starters this season.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers 12/03/2019 is: take the Los Angeles Clippers -9.5 (SPREAD).
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