Blazers vs. Warriors Prediction
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?
507 Portland Trail Blazers vs. 508 Golden State Warriors
Thursday, December 27, 2018
10:30PM ET – ORACLE Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, 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.
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