Clippers vs Trail Blazers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 30, 2020

A game after he scored 31 points in an 115-107 win over the Lakers, Damian Lillard leads the Portland Trail Blazers (2-1) on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers (3-1) on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. The Trail Blazers are underdogs by in the matchup, which tips at 10:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of December 30, 2020, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Clippers vs Trail Blazers Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 30

Clippers:
Marcus Morris Sr.: Out (Knee),
Kawhi Leonard: Out (Mouth)

Trail Blazers:
Gary Trent Jr.: Day To Day (Calf),
Carmelo Anthony: Out (Health and safety protocols),
Nassir Little: Out (Health protocols),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

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Clippers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kawhi Leonard 57 27.1 7.1 4.9 1.8 0.6 2.2
Paul George 48 21.5 5.7 3.9 1.4 0.4 3.3
Marcus Morris 43 19.6 5.4 1.4 0.8 0.4 2.7
Lou Williams 65 18.2 3.1 5.6 0.7 0.2 1.7
Luke Kennard 28 15.8 3.5 4.1 0.4 0.2 2.6

Trail Blazers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 66 30.0 4.3 8.0 1.1 0.3 4.1
CJ McCollum 70 22.2 4.2 4.4 0.8 0.6 2.8
Carmelo Anthony 58 15.4 6.3 1.5 0.8 0.5 1.5
Robert Covington 48 12.8 6.0 1.2 1.7 1.0 2.3
Robert Covington 22 11.6 8.0 1.5 1.6 2.2 2.4

Shooting Trends

  • Last season, the Clippers had a 46.7% shooting percentage from the field, which was 0.9% higher than the 45.8% of shots the Trail Blazers’ opponents hit.
  • Los Angeles had a 29-18 record against the spread and a 38-9 straight-up record in games it shot better than 45.8% from the field.
  • Portland went 26-16-1 against the spread and 30-13 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 46.7% from the field.
  • The Trail Blazers’ 46% shooting percentage from the field last season was 1.7 percentage points higher than the Clippers gave up to their opponents (44.3%).
  • Portland had put together a 25-23-4 record against the spread and a 28-24 straight up record in games it shot over 44.3% from the field.
  • When Los Angeles’ opponents shot greater than 46% from the field last season, it was 41-12 against the spread and 44-9 overall.
  • The Clippers hit 37.1% of their three-point shots last season, 1.1% lower than the 38.2% the Trail Blazers allowed opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Los Angeles had a 23-10 record against the spread and a 25-8 record overall when the team connected on more than 38.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Portland went 24-15-1 against the spread while putting up a 25-15 straight-up record when its opponents shot above 37.1% from downtown.
  • The Trail Blazers’ three-point shooting percentage last season (37.7%) was only three percentage points higher than opponents of the Clippers averaged (34.7%).
  • Portland had a 25-20-3 ATS record and is 27-21 straight-up when the team hit more than 34.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles had a 41-16 ATS record and a 47-10 straight-up record last season when it hit more than 37.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Clippers’ 12.4 made three-pointers per game last season were only 0.4 fewer made shots on average than the 12.8 per game the Trail Blazers allowed.
  • Portland went 19-16-2 against the spread and 19-18 overall when it connected on more threes than its opponents, while Los Angeles went 13-27 ATS and 17-23 straight up in games when it was out-shot from distance.
  • The Clippers ranked 13th in the NBA in made three-pointers a season ago, while the Trail Blazers gave up the 29th-fewest made threes in the league.

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Clippers vs Trail Blazers Stat Rankings

Clippers Rank Clippers AVG Trail Blazers AVG Trail Blazers Rank
4th 116 Points Scored 114.6 6th
13th 109.9 Points Allowed 116.3 26th
3rd 47.1 Rebounds 45.1 13th
8th 10.5 Off. Rebounds 10.1 16th
13th 12.4 3pt Made 12.8 10th
22nd 23.3 Assists 20.4 30th
12th 13.6 Turnovers 12.7 4th

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