NBA basketball betting fans are impressed with rookie Blake Griffin as the centerpiece of the Clippers rebuilding efforts and are confident that this is a future NBA sports betting contender.
The Portland Trailblazers will host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night with a telecast on TNT set to start at 10:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this Western Conference matchup so be sure and open your account today for all the action.
The Clippers were 13-25 straight up and 19-18-1 with the NBA odds. LA was 8-6-1 against the spread on the road with just 4 of their 15 away games going under the total. Eric Gordon led the Clippers in scoring with 23.7 points per game with Griffin right behind at 22 points per game along with a team best 12.7 rebounds per outing.
Portland had a record of 21-20 straight up and 19-20-2 with the NBA betting lines. The Blazers had a home mark of 10-8 against the spread and went over the total in just 7 out of their 18 home games. Portland has been bitten badly all season by the injury bug with Brandon Roy being the latest key starter to miss time.
The Clippers have gone over the NBA basketball betting total in 7 of their last 8 games as a dog and have paid out in 11 of their last 19 games as a pup. Portland has paid out in 4 of their last 6 games as a favorite with 6 of their last 9 games as a chalk going over the total. The Clippers have covered just 3 of their last 9 meetings with the Blazers and have come up short in both previous meetings this year.
On December 5 Portland scored a 100-91 home payout over the Clippers with the game being a push on the total. On October 27 the Blazers scored a 98-88 payout at the Clippers with the game going under the total. Portland has paid out in 3 of their last 4 home games against the Clippers with the series failing to stay under the total in the last 8 meetings between the teams in Portland.