Golden State favored by 7.5 against Portland on Friday
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Golden State and Portland on Friday, with the host Warriors trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
Golden State will face the 20-15 Trail Blazers, who own a 16-18-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Warriors are 20-14 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Trail Blazers are 16-19 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Warriors at No. 6 and the Trail Blazers at No. 19 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 101-97 result in favor of the Warriors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 9-ranked offense (100.9 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 22 at 99 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 45.6% from the field per game, more than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 100.8 points per game when playing on the road. Golden State, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Portland was a 92-90 winner at home against the Heat. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Nicolas Batum scored 28 points for Portland on Thursday, leading the Trail Blazers to a 92-90 victory over Miami at Rose Garden.
Golden State lost its last outing, a 94-87 result against the Grizzlies on January 9. The Warriors failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 181 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Golden State suffered a 94-87 loss against Memphis on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Stephen Curry in a losing effort at Oracle Arena.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 8-2
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2
A few Trail Blazers at Warriors trends to consider:
Portland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Portland's last 15 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Golden State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Portland
Golden State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Golden State is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games
Portland home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, January 13
Golden State at Denver, Sunday, January 13