Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers - 2/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (48-4) at Portland Trail Blazers (27-27)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +8.5 -- Over/Under: 220 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trailblazers play host to the Golden State Warriors tonight at the Moda Center.
You only need to look at the Warriors' record to understand what kind of season they're having and they just haven't showed any signs of slowing down. The Warriors have won their last 11 games and look to stay hot after beating the Suns by 112-104 in the team's last outing. Stephen Curry led the team with 26 points, nine rebounds and nine assists while Klay Thompson added 24 points as the Warriors made light work of the Suns despite shooting just 41.6 percent from the field as a team. With the win, Golden State improves to 48-4 on the season which is the best ever start for any team after 52 games.
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Meanwhile, the Trailblazers have won eight of their last nine games and will be looking to build on their current three-game win streak after making light work of the Rockets in a 116-103 win in the team's last outing. Damian Lillard continued his stellar season with a game-high 31 points and nine assists, Moe Harkless added 19 points and 13 rebounds while CJ McCollum had 14 points as the Blazers took advantage of a slumping Rockets team. With the solid win, Portland improves to 27-27 on the season and seventh place in the Western Conference standings, just half a game ahead of the Rockets.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 20-9-1 ATS in their last 30 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last six road games against a team with a winning home record, while the Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.
Head to head, the Warriors are 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall and 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Portland.
This looks like a good spot to take Portland with the points at home, but the Warriors have already beaten them at the Moda Center earlier in the season by 128-108 behind 36 points from Thompson and I'm expecting another double digit win for the Warriors. who have dominated this matchup in recent seasons. Sorry Portland fans.