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Warriors vs Trail Blazers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers
- Where: Portland at Moda Center
- Date: Wednesday, February 8th
- Betting Odds POR -3.5, GS +133 | POR -159 O/U 235.0
So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 28-26, while going 25-28-1 vs the spread. Against the Trail Blazers, the Warriors are going for their 3rd straight win, posting an average scoring margin of 16.5 points per game in this stretch.
The Warriors will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Thunder by a score of 141-114. Heading into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Golden State put together a strong second half, as they only held a 7 point lead going into halftime. In the win, Klay Thompson led the team in scoring with 42 points on a field goal percentage of 68.2%.
The Trail Blazers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 26-28. So far, the team has gone 28-26-0 against the spread. Against the Warriors, the Trail Blazers are looking to break out of a 2 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -13.5 points per contest.
Portland is trying to bounce back from a 127-108 loss to the Bucks. Going into this game, the team was 4 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Portland struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip home at a 10 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Damian Lillard, as he contributed 28 points while hitting 38.9% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Warriors averaged 118.0 points per game vs Portland, which was an increase over their season-long average. However, the Trail Blazers actually averaged fewer points per game than their season-long mark. Across their head-to-head matchups with Golden State, the team averaged 97.33 points per game. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the Warriors. In these matchups, Golden State has averaged 115 points per game, while allowing 102. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 0-4-1. Combined, they averaged 217 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
For the season, the Golden State offense is the 2nd ranked unit in the NBA, at 118.4 points per contest. The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 16.6 made 3’s per game. If the Golden State offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
Against the Trail Blazers, the Warriors will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 3rd ranked unit at 105.46 points per game.
Golden State will be relying on Jordan Poole to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Portland. Stephen Curry has been ruled out. So far this season, Curry has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 29.4 points per game. Poole is 2nd on the team with 20.5 points per game, which places him 50.0th in the NBA. In 54 games, he has hit 43.7% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 2.8 rebounds per game.
Through 54 games, the Trail Blazers are averaging 114.5 points per contest, placing them 14th in the NBA. One area that the Portland offense is finding success, is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, the team is averaging 20.1 made free-throws per contest. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Portland has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 13.8 turnovers per game.
Defensively, Portland has had its problems giving up an average of 115.11 points per game (27th).
Point-Guard Damian Lillard currently leads the Trail Blazers at 30.8 points per game. For the season, he is 10th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 23.6% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Lillard is averaging 4.0 boards and 7.2 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 27th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Anfernee Simons enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 52 games, he is averaging 22.0 and is 142nd in the league in player efficiency rating.
Warriors vs Trail Blazers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Warriors +3.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 235.0