Warriors vs. Trail Blazers - 3/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (34-31) at Golden State Warriors (57-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -13.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, CSNB
The Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors square off Friday at the Oracle Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.1 points and 6.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.3 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won six of their last nine road games.
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The Golden State Warriors hope to build on their historic 57-6 record. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.1 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30.4 points and 6.6 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.4 assists and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 41.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a home game since January 27 of 2015.
The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Warriors are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Trail Blazers are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Golden State and 8-20 ATS in the last 28 meetings overall.
We've been backing the Portland Trail Blazers for a little over a month now, and it's paid off in a big way. I love this Portland team. I am scared that this is a revenge game for Golden State, as the Trail Blazers treated the Warriors like the Warriors when they last met. Still, if forced to pick this game, I can't leave this many points on the table with a very underatted Portland squad. However, I don't love this spot for either team.