Two Western Conference teams sitting within the playoff places are clashing tonight, when the defending champions Golden State Warriors (23-12), are hosting the Portland Trail Blazers (18-15), with both teams coming off single defeats and are looking to bounce back.
Date/Time: 12-27-2018, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -9
Golden State Warriors have a 23-12 record (14-21 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the West. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against the Lakers with a 101-127 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kevin Durant with 28.8 ppg, adding 6.1 dimes and a team high 7.8 boards per game. He is followed by Stephen Curry with 28.6 ppg, 5 boards and 5.2 dimes per game. He is followed by.
Portland Trail Blazers have a 19-14 record (16-18 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 6th place of the West. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Jazz with a 96-117 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Damian Lillard with 26.9 ppg, adding 4.9 boards and a team high 5.8 dimes per game. He is followed by CJ McCollum with 20.9 ppg and 3.8 boards per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Warriors won at home with a 125-97 score. Warriors have a 15-4 home record, while the Blazers are 6-10 on the road. Warriors are better offensively, scoring 115.6 ppg to Blazers’ 111 ppg, while Blazers are better defensively, allowing 110.9 ppg to Warriors’ 111.5. Warriors have better percentages both in field goals (48.2% to 45.6%) and in 3-pointers (38% to 35.8%). They are also better in dimes made (27.6 to 21.1), while Blazers are better in boards grabbed (47.9 to 45.7) and both teams commit almost the same number of turnovers per game (14.2 to 14.3). Warriors have already won once at home by 28 points and Vegas odds give them a -9 spread for tonight and expect them to beat the odds for another easy home win.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction: Golden State Warriors -9 (-108)
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