Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds
|Trail Blazers Odds||-3.5|
|Time||10 p.m. ET|
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Heading into Tuesday, the Los Angeles Clippers find themselves fifth in the Western Conference, only two games behind the Phoenix Suns for first place. Today they travel to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers, who also find themselves not far out of the division lead with an 11-9 record and 2.5 games behind the Suns.
On paper, this looks like a closely contested battle between two teams that have at times struggled to get their offense going. The myriad of Clippers injuries won’t help their offense, and the Blazers have been held under 100 points in two of their last three games.
The Parlay: +252
- Under 211 (-110)
- Ivica Zubac to Record 12+ Rebounds (+115)
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Same Game Parlay
Under 211 Points (-110)
It’s no surprise to see this game as one of the lowest totals we have seen all season at 211. The Clippers enter with the 30th-ranked offense, averaging 106.4 points per contest. What they lack in offensive production, they have made up for on defense coming in with a defense ranked second in opponent points per game, field goal percentage and fourth in opponent 3-point percentage. The Clippers also rank second in Adjusted Defensive Rating.
The Trail Blazers have also had their offensive struggles with the 23rd-ranked scoring offense. They too have had some really strong defensive showings this season as they rank 10th in the Association with 115 points allowed per game. They have also been strong on the glass in limiting opponent second-chance opportunities.
All signs point to this being a low-scoring contest. Three of the last four games in the head-to-head have seen one team held to 92 points or fewer. With Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Luke Kennard and John Wall all out for the Clippers, Keon Johnson out for Portland and the recent low-scoring history between these teams, expect Under 211 to hit.
Ivica Zubac Over 12 Rebounds (+115)
I always like to make bets that appear complementary, and in low-scoring games with more missed shots, more rebounds are up for grabs.
With injuries plaguing the Clippers all season long, Ivica Zubac has stepped up to control the paint and put up huge rebounding numbers. On Sunday night, he logged 29 rebounds against the Indiana Pacers in a game where Indiana was held to 38.3 percent shooting from the floor, 21.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc and 100 points.
Expecting that kind of success for Zubac once again on the boards is crazy, however his total is set at a very reasonable number at 10.5 (-128). Instead of laying some juice here, there appears to be a lot of value looking into taking an alternate milestone for Zubac.
If you are expecting a huge night once again and want to really be ambitious, the sweet spot seems to be between 14 and 16 rebounds. Those are set at +250 for 14+ and +550 for 16+. While that’s exciting and tempting, I like Zubac to record 12+ rebounds as this number seems a little more attainable but still offers nice value at +115.