Trail Blazers vs. Warriors - 1/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (33-2) at Portland Trail Blazers (15-23)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +9.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, CSNN
The Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday night at the Moda Center.
The Golden State Warriors look to build on their historic 33-2 record to start the season. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 113.7 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Klay Thompson is averaging 20.9 points and 3.7 rebounds while Draymond Green is averaging 14.8 points and 7.4 assists. Festus Ezeli is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Andre Iguodala is dishing 3.5 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 42.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost nine road games since February. Leandro Barbosa and Stephen Curry are questionable.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 100.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.2 points and 6.8 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 21 points and 3.7 rebounds. Mason Plumlee is dishing 2.7 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.7 turnovers per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last 10 home games.
The Warriors are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 vs. Western Conference and 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 road games. The Trail Blazers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Warriors are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Portland and 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
I'm not sure how I feel about the Warriors right now with their injuries piling up. Still, Golden State finds ways to win and what not. However, the Trail Blazers are a team I've been keeping a close eye on this season, as there's talent there in Portland and possible playoff sleeper. I like the points here but the best bet probably would be to sit this game out.