The Golden State Warriors will try to extend their winning streak to six games as they host the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday – Will Stephen Curry bombard the Blazers again with deep bombs?
The Golden State Warriors 16-2 (13-4-1 ATS) put their five game winning streak on the line against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 10-9 (8-11 ATS) on Friday, 10:00 PM EST, at Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
BetUS.com pegged the Warriors at -6-point favorites and -230 Moneyline. This only indicates that bookmakers are expecting the home team to face some resistance from the Blazers, who just saw their four-game winning skid snapped last Wednesday by the Sacramento Kings.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Lines
ATS: Blazers +6
Moneyline: Warriors -230, Blazers +190
O/U: 225 points
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Team News
Robert Covington has been slapped with a $15K fine after throwing his facemask at a referee. The tensed moment took place in the second quarter of the team’s loss against Sacramento on Nov. 24. The Blazers wingman received a technical and got thrown out from the game.
Mike Brown and Kenny Atkinson have emerged as the leading candidates to fill in the Kings’ vacant head coaching job. Marc Stein of Subtack reported that Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, a former Warriors owner, still has a stubborn fascination with his old team. Many around the association believe that Brown and Atkinson would earn strong consideration because of Vivek’s admiration of the Warriors, which appears to have finally found the form that allowed them dominate the larger part of the last decade.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Injury Report
Blazers: Cody Zeller – Probable (Knee), Anfernee Simmons – Questionable (Knee).
Warriors: Andre Iguodala – OUT (Knee), Klay Thompson – OUT (Achilles), Damion Lee – OUT (Personal), and James Wiseman – OUT (Knee)
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Preview
After racking four straight wins, the Blazers dropped a 125-121 loss to the Sacramento Kings last Wednesday. Damian Lillard and Norman Powell combined for 55 points, while Jusuf Nurkic chalked up 28 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists in arguably his best all-around performance of the season. Unfortunately for Portland, they just couldn’t contain Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox, who connived for 43 points. The Kings also shot 52 percent from the field and converted 23 of 34 trips from the free-throw line.
The Warriors snagged their fifth win of the season at the expense of the Philadelphia 76ers. As usual, Stephen Curry led the way with a solid double-double as he posted 25 points and 10 assists. Andrew Wiggins recorded 19 points and Jordan Poole added 17 to back up Curry in the scoring category. The Warriors allowed Philadelphia to build a double-digit lead in the first quarter and nine-point lead at the end of the first half. However, Curry came alive in the third to help the Warriors outscore the Sixers, 34-23, in the period. With the game tied at 88-88 with over 10 minutes left in the game, Golden State engineered a 28-8 run to finally put the Sixers at bay.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction
The Warriors will have a hard time fending off the Blazers, especially now that Lillard is starting to find his All-Star groove. Portland also beat Golden State in two of their three head-to-head matchups last season. Between those games, the Blazers averaged 117.6 points and held off the Warriors to 113.6 points. On the flip side, the Warriors are a much better team this season than last year. Steve Kerr’s squad owns the highest winning margin in the league at +13.5 points and +16.7 points at home. The Blazers are also having a hard time winning road game, sporting a dismal 1-8 this season.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Betting Pick
Pick: Warriors cover -6-point spread, OVER 225 points
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