Portland Trail Blazers (3-2) at Golden State Warriors (2-3)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Chase Center)
The Line: Golden State Warriors +5 -- Over/Under: 233 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Portland Trailblazers and the Golden State Warriors collide at the Chase Center on Sunday night.
The Portland Trailblazers have been in solid form to start the season as they’ve won three of their first five games and they will be looking to stay hot after blowing past the Warriors in a 123-98 road win on Friday. Damian Lillard drained six 3-pointers to lead the team with 34 points and eight assists, CJ McCollum added 28 points on 11 of 21 shooting while Carmelo Anthony provided the spark off the bench with 18 points. As a team, the Trailblazers shot 43 percent from the field and a sizzling 20 of 43 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 36 points in the first quarter to lead by double-digits early which they held onto for the entire game.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in poor form as they’ve lost three of their first five games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting routed by the Trailblazers on Friday. Stephen Curry led the team with 26 points and five assists, Andrew Wiggins added 15 points while Eric Paschall chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 39 percent from the field and seven of 35 from the 3-point line as they never looked threatening after falling behind by double-digits in the first quarter. Draymond Green finished scoreless in 18 minutes of action while James Wiseman scored just eight points on two of eight shooting.
Looking at the betting trends, the Trailblazers are 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a losing record and 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine games following a win of more than 10 points. The Warriors are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a loss of more than 10 points and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall and the Trailblazers are 11-24 ATS in the last 35 meetings in Golden State.
It’s always tough to beat the same team twice in their own building, but the Trailblazers smashed the shorthanded Warriors on Friday and I don’t see how they don’t repeat that performance. Lillard and McCollum were just able to get any shot they wanted against the leaky Warriors defense and it was too easy to contain Curry when no one else is a genuine threat. Give me the Trailblazers to stay hot with a win and cover here.