Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (51-14) at Portland Trail Blazers (39-26)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +4 -- Over/Under: 227.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, CSNN
The Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 116 points on 51.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 26.8 points and 6.3 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 25.9 points and 6.7 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have split their last eight road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 105.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.8 points and 6.4 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.6 points and four rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five straight home games.
The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Warriors are 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Portland and the over is 22-8 in the last 30 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors have been shaky on the road this season and are on the end of a back to back after spending a lot of energy to come back and beat the Spurs. If that wasn't enough, the Warriors will likely be without Curry, who suffered yet another ankle injury. But even at full strength, the Trail Blazers just beat the Warriors a couple of weeks ago, dropping 123 points. The Portland Trail Blazers are playing really good ball lately, outscoring teams by 12.6 points in their last five contests, and Lillard usually loves playing Golden State. Without Curry, the Trail Blazers could beat the Warriors yet again, making a statement to the rest of the west. Give me the points.