Trail Blazers at Warriors - 4/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (50-27) at Golden State Warriors (63-15)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -9.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors meet Thursday night at the ORACLE Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.8 points on 45 percent shooting and are allowing 98 points on 43.9 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.4 points and 10.3 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.1 points and 6.2 assists. Arron Afflalo is dishing 1.2 assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 43.3 percent from deep in their last five games. Six of the Trail Blazers last eight losses have come on the road. The Trail Blazers, who are currently a fourth seed, still have a shot at the second seed in the West.
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The Golden State Warriors look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 109.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting and are allowing 99.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.6 points and 7.7 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is dishing 1.4 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting just 44.7 percent from the field in their last five games but have still topped 100 points in 10 of their last 11 games. The Warriors haven’t lost a home game since January 27th. The Warriors also haven’t lost three straight games all season.
The Trail Blazers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Pacific and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Warriors are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-14 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Golden State and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
I like the Trail Blazers, but the Warriors absolutey beat the hell out of teams on their home court and Portland is coming off a game Wednesday. Look for Golden State to win this game by double digits assuming they continue to play their starters.