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Warriors visit Trail Blazers in NBA clash

Golden State WarriorsPortland Trail Blazers
41-26March 16, 2014, 09:00 | Moda Center43-23

The Portland Trail Blazers host Golden State on Sunday, looking to build on their 43-23 mark against the 41-26 Warriors in NBA action at Moda Center.

Portland battles the Warriors, currently with a 41-26 mark (32-33-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 37-28-1 for the Trail Blazers and 25-41-1 for the Warriors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

The Warriors were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 208 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 2-rated Warriors taking on the No. 10-rated Trail Blazers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 100-99 win for the Warriors on Sunday.

Golden State lost its last outing, a 103-94 result against the Cavaliers on March 14. The Warriors failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Warriors wasted a 27-point performance from Stephen Curry as Cleveland ran past them 103-94 on Friday at Oracle Arena.

The Trail Blazers were a 111-103 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pelicans. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (214) made winners of OVER bettors. Portland got 27 points from Damian Lillard en route to a 111-103 victory over New Orleans on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 2-ranked offense (107.3 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 8 at 98.73 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 44.99% from the field per game, less than the Warriors have managed so far this season (45.83% on average).

A few Warriors at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
Golden State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Golden State's last 8 games
Golden State is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Golden State's last 8 games on the road
Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Portland's last 12 games
Portland is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Golden State home to Orlando, Tuesday, March 18th
Portland home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, March 18th