At 10:00 ET, the Los Angeles Clippers (-710) will travel to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers (+497). The Clippers are favored by 11.5 points and the over/under line is currently sitting at 216 points.

Los Angeles is currently on a two-game losing streak and is 42-25 on the season. Portland has lost three straight and is 19-49 overall. This is a Western Conference matchup and ROOT will have the TV coverage.


The Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +11.5

This game will be played at Moda Center at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, March 20th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-105 in favor of the Clippers.
  • Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can Los Angeles Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

Today, the Clippers are favored by 11.5 points against the Trail Blazers. This season, they have been favored in 53 of their 67 games and have a record of 39-14 in those games. As the favorite, they have gone 29-24 against the spread, with an average scoring margin of +7.1 points per game.

Los Angeles’ O/U record for the season is 29-37-1, and their last two games have gone under the posted total. On average, their games have finished with 229.1 points, which is higher than today’s line of 216.

In their most recent game, the Clippers lost to the Hawks by a score of 110-93. The O/U line for that game was 221.5, and LA was favored by 9.5 points going into the game.

Overall, the Clippers are 42-25 this season, which is good for 4th place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 25-18 and 8-5 against division opponents. On the road, the Clippers are 20-14 compared to 22-11 at home.

Against the spread, the Clippers are 33-34 this season and have failed to cover in their last two games. On the road, their ATS record is 17-17, while they are 16-17 ATS at home.

So far this season, the Clippers are averaging 116.5 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. However, when playing on the road, they are averaging 116.9 points per game compared to 116.1 at home.

When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 27th in the league at 96.7 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 6th at 49%. Additionally, they are 6th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Clippers are 14th in made threes per game at 13. However, they are 3rd in three-point shooting percentage at 38%. In terms of free throws, they are 7th in made free throws per game.

Coming into the game, the Clippers’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 12th in the league at 112.6 points per game allowed. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Clippers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.9% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.3% from downtown.

Can the Trail Blazers Hold Strong at Home?

Today, the Trail Blazers will look to snap their three-game losing streak as they take on the Clippers. In their last game, Portland lost to the Bulls by a score of 110-107. The Blazers covered the spread as 8.5-point underdogs, and the O/U line was 213.5.

Portland’s record for the season is 19-49, which puts them in 14th place in the Western Conference. In non-conference games, they are 11-13 compared to 8-36 against Western Conference opponents.

As the underdog, the Trail Blazers have a record of 18-44 this season. They have gone 31-30 against the spread as the underdog, and their ATS record at home is 14-20.

On average, Portland’s games have finished with 223.5 points this season, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 216. The team’s O/U record for the season is 32-35-1, and the over has hit in their last two games.

In the Western Conference standings, the Trail Blazers are currently in 5th place in the Northwest Division. Overall, they are 19-49 this season.

When it comes to scoring, the Blazers are 28th in the NBA, averaging 107.7 points per game. At home, they are averaging 108.6 points per game this season.

Portland is 29th in field goal percentage, shooting 44% from the field. From three-point range, they are making 35% of their attempts which is 25th in the league.

So far this season, the Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 26.5% of their games. They are also last in the league in assists, averaging just 22.9 per game.

So far, the Trail Blazers’ defense is ranked 17th in the league at 115.8 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Trail Blazers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.8% and 35.1% from three-point territory.