Warriors at Trail Blazers Game 3 - 5/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (79-10) at Portland Trail Blazers (48-42)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday night for game three at the Moda Center.
The Golden State Warriors can all but put this series to bed with a victory and a sweet 3-0 lead. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 111.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 94.4 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Klay Thompson is averaging 25.9 points and 3.6 assists while Draymond Green is averaging 15.1 points and 10.7 rebounds. Shaun Livingston is dishing 4.9 assists and Andrew Bogut is grabbing seven rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 10 of their last 13 road games. Stephen Curry is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Portland Trail Blazers need a win here to have any shot of getting back into this series. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 98.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 23.4 points and 5.3 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 19 points and three rebounds. Mason Plumlee is grabbing 12.8 rebounds and Al-Farouq Aminu is dishing two assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won 12 of their last 13 home games.
Whether Curry plays or not, the Trail Blazers are an extremely good home team that shoots a high percentage. Portland has only lost one of its last 13 home games and shot 37.8 percent from deep during the regular season at the Moda Center. The Trail Blazers are more than capable of winning this game outright.
I like the value of the points here.