The Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory after winning 16 of their last 17 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 119.1 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 28.6 points and 5.3 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 27.5 points and 7.1 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarcus Cousins is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a road game since December 19.
The Portland Trail Blazers could use a win after losing three of their last four games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.3 points and 6.3 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.1 points and four rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Hood is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won nine of their last 10 home games.
The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 vs. Western Conference and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 37-16 ATS in their last 53 home games, 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The over is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings in Portland and 20-8 in the last 28 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Trail Blazers last 8 overall. The over is 7-3 in Warriors last 10 road games.
The Portland Trail Blazers have won three of the last five meetings against the Golden State Warriors, and they’re catching them on the end of a back-to-back. While that may be enough to consider the points here, you also have to consider that the Trail Blazers have been highly inconsistent these last few weeks, and they’re allowing 48 percent shooting in their last five games, something that won’t fly against these hot shooting Warriors. You can also argue the Warriors have been better on the road lately than they’ve been at home, as they’re winning by an average of 8.1 points and haven’t lost in nearly two months. I have to get more free buckets to consider the Trail Blazers.