Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Point Spread news and notes. NBA Playoff Premium 500-star Picks are winning at a 68.2% rate and will continue through the NBA Finals in June of 2016. The (46-40) and number five seed Portland Trailblazers of the Western Conference Northwest Division will be in “TENSEL TOWN” for game five of their opening-round NBA Playoff series. Portland plays the (55-31) and fourth seed Los Angeles Clippers of the Western Conference Pacific in 2016 NBA Playoff action. Tip-off is 10:00 PM EST on the NBA Television Network. The game is on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The teams will play at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, California. The best Sports Handicapper believes the Portland Trailblazers are right back in the series after winning two in the “NORTHWEST.” The Los Angeles Clippers have their backs against the wall. To make matters worse, star point guard Chris Paul is out with a hand fracture. The Opening Betting line has Portland as a two-point Road Underdog Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 198 for Wednesday’s game. Read more on our Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks game-five quarterfinals playoff matchup.
The Portland Trailblazers are playing beyond expectations in the playoffs. The organization lost star power in free agency and still made the postseason in the competitive West. The 2015 roster makeup of LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews and Arron Afflalo are playing elsewhere. NBA Experts thought the Trailblazers were headed for the draft lottery. Instead the emergence of guard C.J. McCollum Portland on the verge of beating the talented Los Angeles Clippers in the quarterfinals. Head Coach Terry Stotts should have been the 2016 NBA Coach of the Year with the masterful job he is doing. Fans of the Trailblazers are excited, especially facing the Clippers without Chris Paul. The team held the explosive Clippers offense under ninety points in the two games played at the Rose Garden in Portland. The key to a Trailblazers victory in game five is tight defense.
The 2016 Los Angeles Clippers have had a season of ups and downs. Los Angeles was without All-Star Forward Blake Griffin for most of the regular season. Griffin is questionable for game five after a minor setback with the same injury that kept him out half of the season. Head Coach Doc Rivers is also looking for someone to step up for the injured Chris Paul. The Wake Forest University product is one of the best leaders in the National Basketball Association.Veteran Jamaal Crawford has the talent on the floor but does he have the intangibles? Sharpshooter J.J. Redick is also dealing with a nagging heel injury. Austin Rivers has had his struggles and must now earn his keep filling in for Chris Paul. “LOB CITY” is the term used to describe the fast break Los Angeles Clippers but advancing in now up in the air. The key to A Los Angeles Clippers win is to play with enthusiasm and grind it out without Chris Paul.
Portland is only 2-5 ATS their last seven dating back to the regular season.
The Betting Odds Under The Total are 5-0 in the last five between the teams.
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