Trail Blazers vs Clippers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 8 (LA Demolishes Portland at Arena)

Portland Trail Blazers vs LA Clippers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Portland Trail Blazers vs LA Clippers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / Associated Press

The reeling Portland Trail Blazers (33-47) head into Arena to take on the LA Clippers (42-38) in one of three NBA games lined up for Saturday, April 8. The Clippers can lock up a playoff spot with a victory while a loss helps the Trail Blazers in their quest for a higher draft pick.

Trail Blazers vs Clippers Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Time: 4 PM ET
  • Venue: Arena -- Los Angeles, California
  • Coverage: Bally Sports SoCal

The Trail Blazers dropped to 2-13 in their last 15 games with Thursday's 129-127 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Meanwhile, the Clippers rebounded from back-to-back losses with a 125-118 win against the Los Angeles Lakers, highlighted by Norman Powell's team-high 27 points off the bench.

Can the Trail Blazers halt their funk on the road? Or will the Clippers acquire some much-needed momentum ahead of the postseason?

Trail Blazers vs Clippers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: POR: (+900) | LAC: (-1600)
  • Spread: POR: +16.5 (-112) | LAC: -16.5 (-108)
  • Total: 230 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Clippers enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 230 points with -110 odds on both sides.

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Trail Blazers vs Clippers Betting Trends

  • Portland is 1-7 straight up in its last eight games.
  • The Clippers are 14-6 straight up in their last 20 games in April.
  • Portland is 0-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last six road games.
  • The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against Portland.
  • The total has hit the under in five of Portland's last seven games.
  • The total has hit the under in four of the Clippers' last six games against Portland.

Trail Blazers vs Clippers Prediction & Pick

The Clippers shouldn't have any issues winning this game. For starters, the Trail Blazers are playing with what's essentially a G-League lineup as six players were ruled out on Friday, per ESPN. That's not even to mention the three players who were already shut down for the year nearly two weeks ago, including leading scorer Damian Lillard.

Meanwhile, the Clippers have already beaten the Blazers twice in as many meetings this season, so beating up on an injury-riddled lineup won't be an issue. It also helps that Portland is being outscored by an average of 13.4 points over their previous 15 outings.

The Clippers have also won six straight meetings against the Trail Blazers at Arena, dating back to March 2019. Unless Tyronn Lue's team completely forgot how to play basketball, the Clippers will emerge victorious.

Final Score Prediction: Clippers: 118 | Trail Blazers: 98

Trail Blazers vs Clippers Best Bet

While a 16.5-point spread will be tough to cover, I see the Clippers doing it. They're the clear-cut better team that's already beaten the Blazers by as many as 15 points this season. Meanwhile, Portland is getting blown out consistently over the last few weeks, losing by at least 17 points six times since March 8.

Considering all of the struggles that the Blazers have had in Hollywood lately, the Clippers have no excuse not to win by a landslide.

Bet: Clippers -16.5 (-108)

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