Portland takes on Los Angeles for conference showdown

Oct 26 2019 Phoenix AZ USA Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 26 2019 Phoenix AZ USA Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles has played well offensively, averaging 112.9 points per game. Before you make any Clippers vs. Blazers picks, see the National Basketball Association predictions from SportsLine's advanced computer model. But that hasn't been enough to prevent the Blazers from losing their last two games, including a surprising loss to the Golden State Warriors. After finishing third in the Western Conference in each of the last two seasons, three wins from their initial seven games is not the start they expected.

With Leonard out of play, George has not yet played and the difficulty of his late schedule in time, the Clippers' offensive efficiency could reach terrifying levels by mid-season. Hassan Whiteside contributed a double-double in the loss.

Leonard has averaged 29.3 points per game and 7.3 rebounds in his six matches and the Clippers are 5-1 in that run when he is in the team. The Trail Blazers shot 44% from the floor and 32% from behind the arch. Portland had 16 assists on 47 made shots, while only committing 6 turnovers. The Trail Blazers led by 3 points at halftime. Harrell also pulled down 13 rebounds, which gave him a double-double on the night. Williams was 12 of 13 from the foul line, while also dishing out 11 assists. Rivers, in his comments to Clutch Points, cited Leonard's minutes in the playoffs for Toronto as a reason for the Clippers being cautious with him early this season. The Clippers had 19 turnovers in the loss.

Trailblazers Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing StreakThe Trailblazers have lost their last two games and find themselves under.500 after seven games.

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The under is 4-1 in the Clippers last 5 overall.

The Trail Blazers have done well ATS when playing the Clippers in L.A. The Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in L.A. However, the Trail Blazers will be without Zach Collins in this one.

A Clippers win may seem on the cards, but Portland are sure to be stiff opposition at the Staples Center and with an average of 114.6 points in their five road trips, we believe a price of 18/25 is great value for over 111.5 team points in the last of our Clippers vs Trail Blazers betting tips.

111.7 - That is the offensive qualification of the Clippers (points scored for every 100 possessions), a figure that occupies the fourth best place in the league and is even more impressive when combined with the fact that the Doc Rivers team has played the most hard calendar of any team, so far, by basketballreference.com.

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