Los Angeles Clippers Vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Clips Getting 3 On the Road

January 20th, 2011 by Jack Jones Leave a reply »
The Portland Trail Blazers will try for their fourth straight win when they host the red-hot Los Angeles Clippers Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET at the Rose Garden and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

Taking a look at the NBA spreads for tonight's game, oddsmakers have the Trail Blazers favored by three points over the Clippers with the total set at 194.5.

This will be the third, and final, meeting of the season between these two teams. Portland has taken the first two games, winning 98-88 at Los Angeles and 100-91 at home.

The Clippers, however, are playing much better basketball than they were when the two teams faced off earlier this season. Los Angeles has won 11 of their last 15, including three straight and six of their last seven.

Blake Griffin led the way in a 126-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night with 29 points, but his streak of consecutive double-doubles came to an end at 27 games, as he had just eight rebounds. Griffin is averaging 29.2 points and 12.8 rebounds over his last five games, and is averaging 20.5 points and 14.5 rebounds against the Trail Blazers this sea ...

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