Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trailblazers Betting

Betting Lines

Point Spread: Clippers -2
Total Line: 188.5

Aldridge is out tonight with a sprained ankle.

Western Conference playoff hopefuls meet Thursday night as Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers head up the coast to take on the Portland Trailblazers at the Rose Garden (10:30 pm Eastern, TNT).

As of early Wednesday afternoon most online sportsbooks were holding off on lining this game, probably because both teams play Wednesday night.

LA just concluded a 4-2 road-trip Monday night when it turned the ball over 19 times and fell in Dallas 96-92. So at 17-9 the Clippers, going into a home game vs. Some patients lasix without prescription may require 600 mg daily. Washington Wednesday night, occupy third place in the Western Conference standings, four games behind first-place Oklahoma City.

Portland, meanwhile, has lost four of its last five games, and just got beat at home as 15-point favorites by the 6-22 Wizards Tuesday night 124-109. So Portland, at 15-14 going into a game at Golden State Wednesday night, is tied with Memphis for the 8-9 spots in the West, where six teams are bunched within two and a half games of each other.

The Blazers will be playing their third game in three nights Thursday.

Statistically speaking the Trailblazers are shooting just 31 percent as a team from 3-point land, but 79 percent from the free-throw line. The Clippers, meanwhile, are shooting 46 percent from the floor as a team, but only 68 percent from the line.

Portland may have lost more than a game Tuesday night when F LaMarcus Aldridge, who’s averaging 23 points and eight boards a game this season, went down with a sprained ankle early in the first quarter. The Blazers All-Star won’t play Wednesday night at Golden State, and his status for Thursday is very uncertain.

These two teams have already played twice this season, each winning on their home court. The Clippers beat the Blazers 93-88 on New Year’s Day in LA, while nine days later Portland beat LA 105-97 at the Rose Garden. Both home teams in those games were favored, and both squeezed out covers.

Also, while that first game played well ‘under’ its total of 199, the second game went ‘over’ its number of 195.

Last year the Blazers swept three games from the Clippers. That was before, of course, G Chris Paul came over to LA in that preseason trade.

Also on the injury front the Clippers are playing the rest of this season without G Chauncey Billups, after he tore an Achilles tendon last week.

The Clippers are 13-13 on the ‘over/unders’ this season, buy Lasix online as their games have averaged 194 total points.

Portland is 14-15 on the totals, as Blazers games have averaged 192 points. But their last six games have all gone ‘over.’

In NBA futures action LA has been bet down to right around 4/1 to win the Western Conference this season, while Portland is getting around 8/1.

Spread Betting Pick

Take the Clippers -2 at SportsInteraction