Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers 3/19/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers 3/19/23
Sun 19th March 2023

The Los Angeles Clippers (37-34, 18-18 Away) head to face the Portland Trail Blazers (31-39, 17-17 Home), who will be looking to halt their losing skid, on Sunday. Los Angeles is playing on back-to-back days after getting defeated by the Orlando Magic 113-108 at Arena yesterday.

With 30 points, Paul George was the scoring leader in the losing effort. Ivica Zubac chipped in with 16 points and 16 rebounds. The Clippers are the fifth seed in the Western Conference.

Portland lost their fifth in a row on Friday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, falling to the Boston Celtics 126-112. Damian Lillard had 41 points in the loss to lead the team. The Trail Blazers are 13th 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 getting the win in the only prior meeting 118-112 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in November 2022, their third straight head-to-head victory. Norman Powell led the Clippers with 32 points.

Anfernee Simons had 37 points in defeat. George is averaging 23.8 points per game to lead the Clips in scoring this season. George also has dished 5.2 assists per game. Meanwhile, Zubac is grabbing 10.2 rebounds. Lillard’s 32.4 points per game have powered the Blazers on offense.

He has the third-highest scoring average in the NBA. Lillard also has recorded 7.2 assists per game. Jusuf Nurkic has averaged 9.1 rebounds per game.

The Clippers have had the advantage in the last 10 games at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, winning six. Los Angeles is seeking to snap a three-game road losing streak this season.

Portland is looking to avoid a fourth successive loss at home this season. Meanwhile, the Clippers are 3-9 when playing two days in a row this season and 1-9 in such games against rested opponents. The Trail Blazers are 3-4 with a rest advantage.

Los Angeles is 4-6 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -1.5 (120.9-122.4). For the season, the Clippers are averaging 112.8 points per game, compared to 112.7 for opponents.

Portland has gone 2-8 over the last 10, allowing 120.7 points per game on average while scoring only 109.9 (-10.8 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kawhi Leonard: 43.8 | 33.2 | +10.5
Mason Plumlee: 16.2 | 24.4 | -8.2
Points per game:
Kawhi Leonard: 31.5 | 23.2 | +8.3
Russell Westbrook: 10.4 | 15.5 | -5.1
Rebounds per game:
Kawhi Leonard: 8.5 | 6.2 | +2.3
Mason Plumlee: 6.6 | 9.4 | -2.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Trendon Watford: 22.0 | 12.0 | +10.0
Jusuf Nurkic: 14.6 | 24.9 | -10.3
Points per game:
Jusuf Nurkic: 6.4 | 13.0 | -6.6
Rebounds per game:
Jusuf Nurkic: 6.2 | 9.1 | -2.9
Assists per game:
Anfernee Simons: 2.8 | 4.0 | -1.3

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LA Clippers (-160)

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