Blazers vs. Warriors Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors, 12/27/18 NBA Predictions

Will the Golden State Warriors be able to bounce back from their latest loss when they host the Portland Trail Blazers tonight at 10:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

507 Portland Trail Blazers vs. 508 Golden State Warriors

Thursday, December 27, 2018

10:30PM ET – ORACLE Arena

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new NBA Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at, the Warriors are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -9 points against the Blazers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 227 points. The public betting for this game currently has 64 percent going on the Warriors at home. 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 coming off loss to Jazz

Portland is coming off a 117-96 loss at Utah on Christmas Day for its second loss to the Jazz in three games. They have failed to cover the spread in three games. Portland is 19-15 on the season, 6-10 on the road, 16-18 against the spread and 17-17 with the over/under total.

The Blazers are in the middle of the road in most categories, as they average 111 points on offense while allowing 110.9 per game on defense. One area Portland really struggles is defending the arc, as they rank 30th in 3-point defense. Opponents are hitting 37.9 percent from the arc against them. Damian Lillard is leading the team this season with 26.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. CJ McCollum is adding 20.9 points per contest.

Warriors embarrassed by Lakers

The Warriors are coming off a 127-101 loss at home to the Lakers. They have failed to cover the spread in four straight and in seven of their last eight games. Golden State is 23-12 on the season, 15-4 at home, 14-21 against the spread and 18-17 with the over.

Golden State hasn’t been great at shooting lately, but the Warriors still average 115.6 points per game on offense. They are the top-shooting team in the NBA, hitting 48.2 percent of their shots. Defensively, the Warriors are giving up 111.5 points per game. Kevin Durant is leading the team with 28.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. Stephen Curry is adding 28.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.

NBA Betting Trends


The Blazers are 1-8 against the spread in their last nine road games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 following a failed cover.

Golden State

The Warriors are 2-12 against the spread in their last 14 conference games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight home games.


The Warriors looked awful against the Lakers, but their poor shooting can only last so long. Tonight they face one a team that can’t defend the arc, which should turn into a good result for Golden State. The Warriors need Klay Thompson to get on track, which could happen in this game. If not, they still have Durant and Curry to launch from 3-point land and pull away from the Blazers.

NBA Prediction: Golden State Warriors -9

NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Nets vs. Magic Prediction & Odds A pair of teams that have dropped six out of their last 10 games, respectively, will meet in Orlando, FL on Sunday evening when the Magic...
Thumbnail Rockets vs. Cavs Prediction & Odds The Cavs will be a double-digit favorite on Sunday evening when they host the Rockets at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Thumbnail Spurs vs. Celtics Prediction & Odds The Spurs and Celtics will meet Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. ET at TD Garden in what should be a lopsided affair.
Thumbnail Mavericks vs. Hornets Prediction & Odds The Mavericks are just 3-7 in their last 10 games overall and even though they’ll take on a lousy Hornets team at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday in Charlotte, is 10...
Thumbnail Timberwolves vs. Warriors Prediction The seventh-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves head to San Francisco to take on the sixth-seeded Warriors on NBA TV Sunday night at 8:30 PM ET.