Blazers vs. Warriors Prediction
The 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals get underway tonight when the Golden State Warriors host the Portland Trail Blazers tonight at 9PM ET?
533 Portland Trail Blazers vs. 534 Golden State Warriors
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
9PM ET – ORACLE Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Warriors are the favorite at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Blazers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 219 points. The public betting for the contest has 51 percent going on the Blazers as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blazers outlast Nuggets
The Portland Trail Blazers are the third seed in the West. They started the playoff by topping the Oklahoma City Thunder and they are coming off a 7-game series win over the Nuggets. That included a 100-96 win at Denver on Sunday. Portland is 61-33 on the season, 24-23 on the road, 51-42-1 against the spread and 50-42-2 with the over.
The Blazers are a strong offensive team, averaging 114.7 points per game while shooting 46.7 percent. Defensively, Portland is giving up 110.5 points per game while they shoot 45.7 percent from the field. Damian Lillard has led Portland this postseason, averaging 28.4 points and 6.0 assists per game. CJ McCollum is averaging 25.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest.
Warriors eliminate Houston again
The Golden State Warriors are the two-time defending NBA champs and the top seed in the West. The Warriors have won a pair of 6-game series thus far in the playoffs. They bested the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round and then topped the Houston Rockets in the semifinals. Golden State is now 65-29 on the season, 34-13 at home, 40-53-1 against the spread and 48-45-1 with the under.
Golden State is second in the NBA in scoring, averaging 117.7 points per game while shooting a league-best 49.1 percent from the field. They also shoot 38.5 percent from the arc. Defensively, the Warriors are giving up 111.2 points per game while opponents shoot just 44.4 percent against them. Kevin Durant has averaged 34.2 points per game this postseason, but he is out for Game 1 with a calf injury that kept him out of Game 6 for the Rockets series. Stephen Curry is averaging 24.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game in the playoffs.
NBA Betting Trends
The Blazers are just 3-10 against the spread in their last 13 Tuesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a win.
The Warriors are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 conference finals games and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
These two split four meetings this season, each team winning a game on the road as well. The Blazers are coming off a hard-fought Game 7 just two days ago, while the Warriors have been able to rest. Golden State looked different without Durant, being able to pick up a big road win to close out the Rockets. Still, Curry struggled with his shot most of the game and I am not sure he will be back on track to start this series. After the emotional win that Golden State had at Houston, I would expect a bit of a letdown tonight. I think Portland is able to keep this game close and possibly steal it outright.
NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers +7.5