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Warriors open as NBA underdog vs Trail Blazers

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March 25, 9:00 PM | Rose Garden

Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

20-26TEAM RECORD22-26

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Trail Blazers try to run the Warriors off the court at Rose Garden in pro hoops action.

The Trail Blazers are 22-26 so far on the season, and 23-25 ATS vs. the number. The Warriors, meanwhile, are 20-26 and 24-22 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 24-24 and the Warriors go 23-22-1 on the totals.

View Golden State vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Trail Blazers in this one will find them as 9-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 197.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trail Blazers - Warriors odds would favor the Trail Blazers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Portland is rated No. 16 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Warriors sit at No. 21. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-96 win for the Trail Blazers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 96.9 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 26 at 100 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, less than the Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.6 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

The Warriors were a 111-108 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (219) made winners of OVER bettors. Golden State got 31 points from Klay Thompson en route to a 111-108 victory over Sacramento on Saturday at Oracle Arena.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 103-96 loser as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 199 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points for Portland on Friday, but the Lakers managed a 103-96 victory over the Trail Blazers at STAPLES Center.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Warriors at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games on the road
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Golden State's last 11 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Golden State's last 25 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Portland's last 11 games when playing at home against Golden State
Portland is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Portland's last 25 games when playing Golden State
Portland is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Golden State home to LA Lakers, Tuesday, March 27
Portland home to Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 27

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