Warriors vs. Blazers Prediction
With the series shifting over to Portland, will the Trail Blazers be able to get on the board against the Golden State Warriors tonight at 9PM ET?
547 Golden State Warriors vs. 548 Portland Trail Blazers
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9PM ET – Moda Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Blazers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Warriors. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 221.5 points. The public betting for the contest is split 50-50 on both teams. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Warriors rally to win Game 2
The Golden State Warriors are up 2-0 in the series thanks to a 114-111 win in Game 2. They trailed most of the game but rallied late to take the first two games of the series. Golden State has won four straight coming into tonight. The Warriors are 67-29 on the season, 31-16 on the road, 41-54-1 against the spread and 49-46-1 with the under.
The Warriors didn’t play all that well on offense, shooting just 9 of 29 from the arc, but they still shot 51 percent from the field. Stephen Curry ended up putting up 37 points on 11 of 22 shooting while adding in eight rebounds and eight assists. Klay Thompson added 24 points while Draymond Green had 16 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks.
Blazers need a win
Portland suffered a second straight loss in Game 2 on Thursday night. Despite the loss, the Blazers covered for the third time in four games. Portland is 61-35 on the season, 37-10 at home, 52-43-1 against the spread and 51-43-2 with the over.
The Blazers knocked down 18 3-pointers in the loss on Thursday. They held a 15-point lead at halftime that was erased in the third quarter. Damian Lillard finished with 23 points and 10 assists while CJ McCollum had 22 points with five assists. Portland got 16 points from Seth Curry off the bench.
NBA Betting Trends
The Warriors are 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 Saturday games, but 11-5 ATS in their last 16 conference final games.
The Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Blazers showed they can compete with Golden State in Game 2, but just lost sight of their defense. I think returning home will help them finish the job. The Warriors may not be able to shoot the ball well on the road. Curry was just 4 of 12 from the arc on Thursday, so if he is unable to find his shot from the outside tonight, I don’t see Golden State being able to take the 3-0 lead.
NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -2.5