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(50-14) Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers (39-26)
Date: Friday March 9
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -6
NBA Betting Total: 226
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Golden State Warriors
On the same night the Houston Rockets became the first team in the NBA to win 50 games, the Golden State Warriors did it just a bit later.
The Warriors remain a full game back of Houston in the standings with 18 to play. The Rockets have the head-to-head tiebreaker and will claim the top seed in the West unless Golden State can make up two games in those 18.
Right now, the Warriors would get the Thunder in the first round, which would be a heck of a series. The Thunder have shown some spunk in the regular year against the Warriors and have people at least thinking it could give the defending champs some problems in the playoffs. I’m not sure I buy it, though.
Steph Curry is averaging nearly 27 points in just over 32 minutes per game. He’s having arguably his second-best season after his incredible second MVP season two years ago.
Curry has missed 15 games this season but Anthony Davis and James Harden have both missed similar chunks of time. He should be considered close to both of those guys in the MVP race. Of course, with the Warriors it’s hard. They probably won’t get an MVP anytime soon because of how the public feels about the general superiority of their team.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland has surged past the Timberwolves and Thunder in the Northwest Division and all the way up to the #3 seed in the Western Conference. It has clinched a playoff berth and looks like it will host a playoff series for the first time in a long time next month.
The Blazers got hot last month when the schedule was light and heavy on the home games but the winning has sustained itself as the schedule has gotten tougher and more games have been away from the Moda Center.
They beat Golden State at its place just before the all-star break and it doesn’t matter who comes to Portland, the Blazers always consider themselves the favorites.
Damian Lillard is about to get major recognition for the season he is having at the end of it. He won’t beat out James Harden or Anthony Davis for MVP but he’s a strong candidate to land in the top-5 if his team does finish in the top half of the West. And he doesn’t have the team aspect that Curry has going against him.
Portland has won eight in a row. Right now, it is probably close to or at its peak in terms of how high it’s going to ascend in the West.
You have to think there’s a decline coming and it could be soon. The schedule ahead is brutal, except for the fact that almost all the games are at home.
Portland has this game, then Miami and Cleveland at home, followed by at the Clippers, Houston and Boston at home and then Anthony Davis and the Thunder on the road.
NBA Betting Trends:
- GS are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 40-18-1 in GS last 59 vs. NBA Northwest.
- GS are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 Fri. games.
- Over is 9-3 in POR last 12 vs. Western Conference.
- POR are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
- POR are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Thu. games.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction: Portland makes it two in a row over the Warriors.
Two teams playing well and two teams fighting for playoff positioning, but I think the Blazers will want this just a little more in their own building. I’m taking Portland and what will probably be some points with it.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Blazers ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State 108 – Portland 111
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