Trail Blazers at Warriors Game 1 - 5/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (48-40) at Golden State Warriors (77-10)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -7.5 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors play game one of their series Sunday at Oracle Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers hope to steal a big road game in order to take a 1-0 series lead. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 97.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 98.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 22 points and 5.2 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 19.7 points and 3.2 rebounds. Mason Plumlee is grabbing 13.2 rebounds and Al-Farouq Aminu is dishing 2.2 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Golden State Warriors hope to get off to another fast series start with a victory here. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 110 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 91.2 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Klay Thompson is averaging 23.4 points and 3.4 assists while Draymond Green is averaging 13.2 points and 9.6 rebounds. Shaun Livingston is dishing 4.8 assists and Marreese Speights is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 26.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost just two home games all season long.
The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games. The Trail Blazers are 7-21 ATS in the last 28 meetings in Golden State and 7-20 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall.
The Trail Blazers have theoffensive firepower to hang with the Warriors, and the four meetings between these two teams featured a ton of points. In fact, there were a combined 123 made threes in four games between these two clubs. Expect a ton of fireworks. I like the over in this spot.