Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/8/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/8/23
Sat 8th April 2023

The Los Angeles Clippers (42-38, 22-18 Home) welcome the Portland Trail Blazers (33-47, 16-24 Away) Saturday at Arena. Portland was edged out by the San Antonio Spurs 129-127 at Moody Center on Thursday.

Kevin Knox II was the scoring leader in the losing effort with 24 points. Drew Eubanks added 23 points, nine rebounds, and five blocks. The Trail Blazers are the 13th seed in the Western Conference. Los Angeles found victory on Wednesday at Arena, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 125-118.

Norman Powell had 27 points, leading the team. The Clippers are the fifth seed in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season.

Los Angeles will be aiming for a season sweep against Portland after taking both of their prior games, the last of which was a 117-102 victory at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on March 19, their fourth straight head-to-head victory.

Paul George led the Clippers with 29 points and nine rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic had 23 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists in the losing effort. Damian Lillard is averaging 32.2 points per game, third-highest in the league, to lead the Blazers in scoring this season. Lillard also has dished 7.3 assists per game.

Meanwhile, Eubanks is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. George (23.8 ppg) has powered the Clips on offense. George also has distributed 5.1 assists per game. Ivica Zubac has pulled down 10.0 rebounds per game.

The Clippers have found success in the Trail Blazers’ last 10 visits to Arena, winning six. In the last 10 games, Portland is 2-8 with an average margin of -14.5 (106.4-120.9).

For the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 113.4 points per game, compared to 116.7 for opponents. Los Angeles has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 116.0 points per game on average while holding opponents to 114.4 (+1.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Shaedon Sharpe: 38.0 | 13.5 | +24.5
Points per game:
Shaedon Sharpe: 26.0 | 9.6 | +16.4
Rebounds per game:
Drew Eubanks: 8.6 | 5.4 | +3.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mason Plumlee: 11.8 | 23.0 | -11.2
Rebounds per game:
Mason Plumlee: 4.2 | 9.0 | -4.8

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

LA Clippers -16.5 (-110)

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