Trail Blazers at Warriors Game 2 - 5/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (48-41) at Golden State Warriors (78-10)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -9.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors play game two of their series Tuesday night at the Oracle Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers hope to tie the series up at 1-1 before heading back to Oregon. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 98.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 23.1 points and 5.1 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 18.6 points and 3.1 rebounds. Mason Plumlee is grabbing 13 rebounds and Al-Farouq Aminu is dishing two assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.3 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost 11 of their last 14 road games.
USA TODAY Sports
The Golden State Warriors can take a commanding 2-0 series lead with another home victory. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 111.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 93.7 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Klay Thompson is averaging 25.7 points and 3.7 assists while Draymond Green is averaging 14.8 points and 10.2 rebounds. Shaun Livingston is dishing five assists and Marreese Speights is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost just two home games all season long.
The Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Conference Semifinals games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Warriors are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 vs. Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are 7-22 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Golden State and 7-21 ATS in the last 28 meetings overall.
I'll say it again, the four meetings between these teams produced a combined 123 made threes. We hit the over with game 1, and that was with the Trail Blazers shooting just 40.2 percent from the field. With this total being just 2.5 points higher than game one, we're going to make the over our play once again here. Expect even more fireworks.