Trail Blazers vs Warriors Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 4/9/23

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The Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers collide at the Moda Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Golden State Warriors have been in red-hot form as they’ve won seven of their last nine games overall and they will be eager for a third straight victory after blowing past the Kings in a 119-97 road win on Friday. Klay Thompson led the team with 29 points on 11 of 19 shooting, Stephen Curry added 25 points with seven rebounds and six assists while Donte DiVincenzo chipped in with 18 points, six rebounds and nine assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 52 percent from the field and 16 of 36 from the 3-point line as they wasted an early 16-point lead, before they poured in 66 points in the second half to make it a blowout win in the end.

Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers have been in poor form as they’ve lost 14 of their last 16 games overall, but they will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight defeat after getting routed by the Clippers in a 136-125 road loss last night. Kevin Knox led the team with 30 points and 11 rebounds on 10 of 15 shooting, Shaedon Sharpe added 26 points while Trendon Watford chipped in with 24 points on 10 of 15 shooting. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot 52 percent from the field and 14 of 32 from the 3-point line as they poured in 70 points in the first half to take the early lead, only to get blown away in the third quarter where the Clippers exploded for 45 points to take the game away from them.

Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 17-38-1 ATS in their last 56 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six Sunday games. The Trail Blazers are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days rest and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a losing road record.

Head to head, the under is 5-1-1 in the last seven meetings overall and the Warriors are 3-0-1 ATS in the last four meetings overall.

The Warriors are still missing Andrew Wiggins, but they haven’t said if they’re resting anyone for this one, while the Trail Blazers are missing a long list of players once again. The line is certainly very hefty in this one, but the Warriors are playing great basketball at the moment and should have no trouble getting the win and cover as long as they don’t decide to rest anyone.

Peter Tran's Free Pick:Golden State -16.5