Trail Blazers vs. Warriors - 3/24/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (56-13) at Portland Trail Blazers (44-24)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, TNT
The Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers play Tuesday night at the Moda Center.
The Golden State Warriors look to build on their six-game winning streak. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 109.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.3 points and 7.9 assists while Draymond Green is averaging 11.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. Marreese Speights is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is shooting 49.2 percent from the field. The Golden State Warriors are coming off a monster win Monday over the Washington Wizards, a game in which they allowed just 33.3 percent shooting. The Warriors are now 38-0 SU on the season when allowing less than 100 points. Eleven of the Warriors 13 losses have come on the road.
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The Portland Trail Blazers hope to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 21.3 points and 6.2 assists while Arron Afflalo is averaging 10.6 points and 1.1 assists. Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Steve Blake is dishing 3.5 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 50 percent shooting from deep in their last five games and have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing 100-plus points. The good news for the Trail Blazers is they play their first home game in 11 days, a place where they’ve won nine of their last 10 games. Chris Kaman, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum are questionable with injuries.
The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Warriors are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Portland and 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings.
I like the value of the points here, as the Trail Blazers have played their best ball of the season on their home court. Portland is also catching Golden State on the end of a back-to-back, which also makes the points valuable in this spot. Assuming Portland plays its key guys, I like the home team.