The Golden State Warriors (20-4, 17-6-1 ATS) shoot for their 21st win of the season as they face off with the Portland Trail Blazers (11-14, 9-16 ATS) at Chase Center, 10 PM EST.
Will Stephen Curry go for the all-time three-point record tonight? Or will the short-handed Blazers pull off an upset on the road?
The Warriors carry a massive -14-point handicap heading into the match. The lopsided spread doesn’t come as a surprise since the Blazers lost their two leading scorers in a matter of weeks.
BetUS.com adjusted the total at 215.5 points. This goes to show that bookmakers remain confident in the Warriors’ offensive firepower. They believe the Dubs’ offense alone can single-handedly push the score upward to 210 points against any opponent.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Betting Lines
ATS: Warriors -14
Moneyline: Warriors -1200, Blazers +750
O/U: 215.5 points,
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Team News
The Trail Blazers lost another key contributor to their team, as they announced that CJ McCollum sustained a collapsed lung. The players suffered the injury following a hard fall in the Blazers’ loss to the Celtics last Saturday. McCollum averaged 20.6 PPG, 4.1 RPG and 4.5 APG for the Blazers this season.
Meanwhile, Stephen Curry now stands 16 three points away to passing Ray Allen on the all-time three-point list. Curry needs to shatter Klay Thompson’s three-point record of 14 treys made in a single game by two threes to reach the milestone vs Portland. The feat looks too imposing, but the greatest shooter in the world believes he can pull it off.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Injury Report
Blazers: Damian Lillard – OUT (Abdominal Strain), Cody Zeller- Questionable (Quad), Ben McLemore – Questionable (Hip), CJ McCollum – OUT (Lungs), Anfernee Simmons – Questionable (Ankle), and Nasir Little – Questionable (Ankle).
Warriors: Andre Iguodala – Questionable (Knee), Klay Thompson – OUT (Achilles) and James Wiseman – OUT (Knee).
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Preview
The Blazers absorbed three consecutive losses and sixth of their last seven games. To make things worse, Portland will miss McCollum indefinitely because of a collapsed lung. Lillard hadn’t played a game since last week when doctors diagnosed the star guard with an abdominal strain. Monday’s 102-90 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers encapsulates the current situation for the Blazers. Without Lillard and McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic had to step up, so he did. He finished with 31 points on 12-for-19 shooting. Norman Powell also tallied 29 points but Portland just didn’t have oomph in their offense to outslug the Clippers.
The Warriors returned in the winning column after dispatching the Orlando Magic 126-95. Curry fired for seven treys en route to a game-high 31 points, while Andrew Wiggins chipped in for 28 points. The Warriors scored at least 30 points in each of the last first three quarters to build an insurmountable lead in the payoff period.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction
Fearless Forecast: The Warriors take down the Blazers for the second time this season, winning by over 20+ points.
In this game, Stephen Curry will find his mark, shooting a barrage of treys to lead the Warriors to another win. However, as far as breaking the three-point record, it does sound a bit ambitious, even for the best shooter in the game. Curry might finish the game with nine treys, the maximum, while the rest of the Warriors take care of the Blazers. Portland ranks dead last in defending the treys, allowing foes to shoot 38.6 percent from downtown.
- When playing as the underdog, the total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland’s last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State’s last 7 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Betting Pick
Pick: Warriors blow by Blazers by 20 to cover the spread. OVER 215.5 points
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