NBA Preview and Free Pick: Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Two of the top teams in the Western Conference tip off in tonight’s featured NBA matchup. The
Golden State Warriors head north to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the final game for both squads
before the All-Star break.

Date/Time/TV: Weds. Feb.13, 10:30 PM EST, ESPN

Spread: Golden State Warriors -4.5 (-110)

Total: 235

Game Preview

The Warriors were in action on their home floor last night. They defeated the Utah Jazz by a score of
115-108 in a game for which they were 9-point favorites. On the season, Golden State is 41-15 (24-
31-1 ATS). The team is in 1st place in the west, three games in front of the second-place Denver
Nuggets.

The Trail Blazers check in with a mark of 33-23 (30-26 ATS). They’re in 4th place in the west, eight
games behind the Warriors and four games back of the 3rd place Oklahoma City Thunder. The team
was last in action on Tuesday, falling as 4.5-point road underdogs to the Thunder by a final score of
120-111.

Golden State Warriors

Golden State has been red-hot as the team gets set for some time off. Over the last 10 games, the
Warriors are 9-1 (4-6 ATS), with the lone blemish over that span coing in a 9-point home loss to the
Philadelphia 76ers. The team has played well on the road this season with a mark of 19-8 (13-14
ATS) thus far.

Team totals stand at 30-26, but the Under has been the correct call in five of the last eight. Stephen
Curry is the leading scorer for this loaded squad with averages of 28.5 ppg and 5.3 dimes. Kevin
Durant is next up with 27.5 ppg and 7.0 rpg, while Klay Thompson is contributing 22.1 ppg.

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland has hit a rough patch and dropped three of their last four. The team returns home tonight
after dropping two straight on the road. The Blazers are 23-8 (20-11 ATS) on the home court thus
far. For their last 10 games, the team is 6-4 (6-4 ATS).

Team totals are in the middle at 28-27-1, but the Under has come in for the last two. The top
offensive threat for the Blazers is Damian Lillard. He’s averaging 26.3 ppg and 6.3 apg. Jusuf Nurkic
adds in 15.1 ppf and 10.2 boards, while CJ McCollum chips in with 21.1 ppg.

Warriors vs. Trail Blazers Prediction

These two clubs played a back-to-back home-and-away set in December. The road team was
victorious both times. The Warriors are 7-3 for the last 10 meetings of these two squads. Totals are 6-
4 over that span.

Golden State is 0-4-1 ATS in the second game of their last five back-to-back sets. We like that trend
to continue tonight as the hosts cover, and we wouldn’t be stunned to see the Blazers win outright to
boot.

Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +4.5 (-110)

Christopher Feery

A freelance writer by trade and lifelong sports fan, Chris got off the fence and entered the world of sports betting content when his home state of New Jersey finally legalized wagering in the summer of 2018. This quickly became his full-time focus, and he absolutely loves sharing information with loyal readers and subscribers. He subscribes to the theory that numbers don't lie, but he also knows they don't always tell the whole story. Chris likes to keep it simple to avoid paralysis by analysis, but he's not shy about digging deep to find the answers he seeks. A two-time nominee and one-time winner of Fantasy Sports Writers Association year-end awards for football content, Chris will gladly discuss fantasy pigskin all year long, as well as anything else to do with the NFL or CFB. While football tops his list, he also has quite the affinity for other fields of play, priding himself on delivering exceptional content with actionable information that provides positive results.

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