Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 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 -10 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors play host to the Portland Trailblazers in Game 2 at the Oracle Arena on Tuesday.
The pressure was on the Warriors to start the series with a win with Stephen Curry sitting out with a knee sprain, so they will be absolutely delighted with their 118-106 win over the Trailblazers in Game 1 on Sunday. Klay Thompson led from the front with seven 3-pointers en route to a game-high 37 points, Draymond Green racked up a triple-double of 23 points with 13 rebounds and 11 assists while Shaun Livingston remained in the starting point guard role and chipped in with 12 points and six assists as the Warriors blew out the Blazers by 37-17 in the first quarter to set up the easy win. In injury news, the Warriors have Curry listed as doubtful for Game 2 on Tuesday, but coach Steve Kerr has confirmed that Curry will not play.
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As for the Trailblazers, Damian Lillard poured in 30 points to go with five assists and four steals, but he shot just eight of 26 from the field while CJ McCollum shot just five of 17 for his 12 points. Al-Farouq Aminu and Allen Crabbe chipped in with 15 points each while Maurice Harkless added 10 points as the Blazers shot just 40.2 percent from the field as a team. The Blazers will obviously be disappointed with the loss, but there were definitely some positives as they did a nice job of hanging with the Warriors when most teams would have gotten blown out by a huge margin.
In ATS trends, the Blazers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six Conference Semifinals games, while the Warriors are 6-0 ATS in their last six home games and 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall.
Head to head, the Blazers are 7-21 ATS in the last 28 meetings overall and just 7-22 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Golden State.
The Blazers would have thought they were an outside chance of causing the upset in Game 1 with Curry out, but the Warriors shut that idea down in the first quarter. The series is all but over if the Blazers don't steal this game because I don't like their chances of winning when Curry comes back, however I just can't see anything but another double-digit win for the Warriors at home in this one.