Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/18/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10:00 PM (Moda Center)

Portland Trail Blazers -9.5 (-110), over 219.0 (-110) Click Here for the Latest Odds

Golden State has not really looked good on the year and actually is playing worse than the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors have a 5-23 record  overall, but when playing on the road the Warriors have actually done slightly better than playing at home. The Warriors have been able to post a 3-13 record on the road. The last 5 games for the Warriors have them sitting on a 1-4 record and the last game for the Warriors was an embarrassing loss to Sacramento 100-79.

When it comes to scoring this year the Warriors have only managed to get 104.3 points a game scored on the year. Defensively the Warriors have allowed 113.7 points per game so far. The rebounding for the Golden State team has come to the tune of 42.9 boards a game and passing has seen the Warriors get 23.7 assist a game.

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Portland is heading into the game here with an 11-16 record overall, but the Trail Blazers are making moves to help build up the team. At home the Portland team has thrilled the Moda Center crowd with 5 wins and only 6 losses. The last 5 games for the Trail Blazers has seen the Portland team go 2-3 and the last game was a 111-110 win over the Phoenix Suns.

Portland has not been that strong offensively with only 112.2 points a game being scored. The defense for the Trail Blazers has allowed 114.1 points a game so far. When it comes to the rebounding the Trail Blazers have ended up getting 46.1 boards a game and have not done that great passing the ball with 20.2 assist a game.

  • Golden State are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 8 games.
  • Portland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games.

The Warriors are a shell of their former self The Warriors have struggled in scoring and to make matters worse the glaring holes in the defense from last year were not addressed at all this off season. The Trail Blazers are starting to make the proper moves to become a contender and those moves will pay off slowly, but facing a struggling Warriors team it is easy to see the Trail Blazers control the game from the start. Final Score Prediction, Portland Trail Blazers win and cover 122-101.

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Ben’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -9.5, over 219.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.