Blazers vs Clippers Free Pick March 18, 2018
Larry Ness Blazers vs Clippers Free Pick
Start Time: March 18 2018, 10:35 PM
Both teams are in the playoff hunt. Portland comes in off the 100-87 victory at home over Detroit just last night and it’s now won 12 in a row.
LA will look to take advantage of a fatigued and over-achieving Blazers team and it’s also set to avenge an earlier 104-96 setback in January.
The Clippers come in ultra-focused and motivated as well, as they’ve lost two straight, most recently falling 121-113 on the road in OKC on Friday.
Both teams have done better than expected against the spread this season for the most part, but for me this selection comes down to scheduling.
Damian Lillard and the Blazers are playing at an elite level right now, but all good things must come to an end and the second game of a back-to-back in mid March will prove to be too much for Portland to overcome in my opinion.
Tonight’s contest takes on added importance for the Clippers as well as they get ready to embark on an extended road trip starting on Tuesday in Minnesota, followed by a game in Milwaukee the following night.
I think the conditions are right for Portland’s big win streak to come to a crashing halt, consider the home side in this one.