Warriors vs. Trail Blazers - 4/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (40-36) at Golden State Warriors (68-8)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -12 -- Over/Under: 225 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, KGW, CSNB
The Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors meet Sunday night at the Oracle Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another big win after winning six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 104.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.2 points and 6.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.2 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost eight of their last nine road games.
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The Golden State Warriors look to build on their historic 68-8 record and chase history. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30 points and 6.5 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 22.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 9.6 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is dishing 1.9 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 41.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost back-to-back home games since January of 2014.
The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest. The Trail Blazers are 7-20 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Golden State and 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
You guys know how I feel about the Trail Blazers, so I'm not laying double-digit chalk. However, I'm not backing Portland on the end of a back to back in Oracle. Instead, I'm taking the over. Both teams score at will and shoot the three-ball extremely well. Expect a ton of points.