The Los Angeles Clippers will look to continue their hot streak tonight as they welcome the reeling Portland Trail Blazers to the STAPLES Center. Start time in this evening’s TNT NBA nightcap between the Clippers and Blazers is set for 10:30pm ET. The latest NBA Odds have Los Angeles listed as a huge -15 against the spread home favorite and the Over/Under set at 203 points.
The Trail Blazers really have no business drawing a nationally televised game right now; nonetheless, they will showcase their stink for the entire country this evening.
Portland was actually in the mix for the final Western Conference playoff spot a few weeks back, but it ensured an off-season at home by losing its last 11 games. Not only have the Blazers dropped 11 straight, they were hardly competitive in any of those games, losing by an average of 14.4 points per contest.
Tonight should be more of the same for Portland as it faces a Clippers squad looking to hit the playoffs with a full head of steam. Los Angeles, which owns the four seed in the Western Conference and is set to face — in all probability — Memphis in the postseason’s opening round, won its fifth straight game on Saturday.
The Clippers downed the Grizzlies 91-87 in Memphis, bringing their record to 54-26 overall and 23-17 on the road.
Los Angeles, which closes its regular season tomorrow night in Sacramento, has won five of the last seven games in this series and it is 3-0 against the Trail Blazers in the three most recent battles between the two squads at the STAPLES Center.
Notable Trends: The Over is 9-0-1 in the Clippers last 10 games as a home favorite in the month of April.
Portland Trail Blazers +15 (-110), Over 203 (Moneyline)
Los Angeles Clippers -15 (-110), Under 203 (Moneyline)
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