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NBA odds preview - Trail Blazers vs. Warriors

Portland Trail BlazersGolden State Warriors
11-2November 23, 2013, 10:30 | Oracle Arena8-5

Golden State looks to cover the Warriors-Trail Blazers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 8-5 mark when they host Portland in NBA action.

Golden State battles the Trail Blazers, currently with a 11-2 mark (9-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 5-8 for the Warriors and 8-5 for the Trail Blazers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Warriors as -8.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 209.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The Warriors sit at No. 1 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Trail Blazers are at No. 24 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Warriors will win this game 98-97.

The Trail Blazers were a 98-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of OVER bettors. Portland got 28 points from Wesley Matthews en route to a 98-95 victory over Chicago on Friday at Rose Garden.

The Warriors were a 102-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (197) made winners of UNDER bettors. Golden State got 21 points and 13 rebounds from David Lee in a losing cause in a 102-95 loss to Los Angeles on Friday at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trail Blazers rank No. 8 in the league with 44.62 per game. That compares with Golden State’s No. 10 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Golden State is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 10.46 per game, while the Trail Blazers rate No. 3 with 10.08 per contest.

Next up:
Portland home to New York, Monday, November 25th
Golden State at Charlotte, Tuesday, November 26th