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Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
|Team / Live in game Betting at||Spread||Money Line||Total|
|705 –Portland Trail Blazers||+13½ -110||+975||Ov 219½ -110|
|706 –Golden State Warriors||-13½ -110||-1500||Un 219½ -110|
The Portland Trail Blazers and the Golden State Warriors will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Oracle Arena.
ABOUT THE TRAIL BLAZERS: Lillard, who before the series predicted Portland would win in six games, scored 34 points and CJ McCollum added 41 but the rest of the team combined for 34 points on 12-of-39 shooting in Game 1. “It’s going to take a team to beat (the Warriors),” Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts told reporters. “Damian and CJ are talented scorers and they both had great offensive nights. … But we need everybody. Guys have to be ready to make shots. (Golden State is) good defensive help team, so when the ball is swung out, they’ve got to be able to take advantage of those opportunities.” Portland is still awaiting word on the return of center Jusuf Nurkic, who is out with a fractured leg and is considered questionable for the series.
ABOUT THE WARRIORS: Durant sat out 19 games with a knee injury before easing his way back into the flow in the final three games of the regular season and did not appear rusty in his Golden State playoff debut. “The game ratchets up when you get into the playoffs, so it definitely felt good out there,” Durant told reporters after pouring in 32 points on 12-of-20 shooting and grabbing 10 rebounds. “I didn’t worry about not playing 20 games in the regular season. I just tried to get out there and be me. Physically, I felt great.” Durant averaged 29.3 points on 60 percent shooting in four regular-season meetings with the Trail Blazers.
Kevin Durant put up big numbers in his first playoff game as a member of the Golden State Warriors, but it is Draymond Green who continues to make the engine run. Green will try to dictate the energy again when the Warriors host the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series on Wednesday.
Green recorded 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five blocks and three steals in a 121-109 Game 1 victory for the top-seeded Warriors, including stuffing a pair of dunk attempts in the fourth quarter as Golden State put the finishing touches on win. “The way that Draymond protected the rim tonight was amazing,” Warriors star Stephen Curry told reporters after the game. “You can’t get discouraged when (the Trail Blazers) hit tough shots, but everything else around it has to be kind of flawless for us on the defensive end. We figured it out.” Green wasn’t shy about letting Portland know he was around in Game 1 and talked trash throughout the contest. “For me, it’s just going to make me raise the level of my game because I take (the trash talk) as a challenge,” Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard told reporters. “I’m going to take exception to it, and I’m going to say something back. That’s what it’s going to be.”
Last time out for Golden State, they were a 121-109 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Warriors failed to cover in the match as a -15-point favorite, while 230 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 121-109 loser as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a +15-point underdog, while 230 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team record: 41-42 SU,41-42 ATS
Portland is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games
Portland is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Portland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Team record: 68-15 SU,40-39-4 ATS
Golden State is 11-3-2 ATS in its last 16 games
Golden State is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State’s last 7 games
Portland home to Golden State Saturday, April 22
NBA Playoffs Tips
1. Trail Blazers SG Allen Crabbe (foot) played in Game 1 after missing the final three games of the regular season and managed three points on 1-of-5 shooting.
2. Warriors SG Klay Thompson is 7-of-29 from 3-point range in his last four games.
3. McCollum’s 41 points marked his second-highest total of the season after a 43-point effort against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Jan. 1.
Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Golden State Warriors will cover the spread at -13½ and the game will go over 219½ points, according to scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Warriors 120, Trail Blazers 106 at .
|Portland is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 13 of Portland’s last 16 games when playing Golden State|
|Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Golden State|
|Portland is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Golden State|
|Portland is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Golden State|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Golden State|
|Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State|
|The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Golden State’s last 25 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State’s last 7 games|
|Golden State is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games|
|Golden State is 11-3-2 ATS in its last 16 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Golden State’s last 14 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State’s last 6 games at home|
|Golden State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home|
|Golden State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Portland|
|The total has gone OVER in 13 of Golden State’s last 16 games when playing Portland|
|Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of Golden State’s last 9 games when playing at home against Portland|
|Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Portland|
|Portland’s Overall Scoring vs Golden State’s Overall Defense||107.9||8||104.3||11|
|Portland’s Away Scoring vs Golden State’s Home Defense||106.0||9||102.9||10|
|Portland’s Road Rebounds vs Golden State’s Home Rebounds Allowed||43.4||10||42.7||13|
|Golden State’s Overall Scoring vs Portland’s Overall Defense||115.9||1||108.5||25|
|Golden State’s Home Scoring vs Portland’s Road Defense||118.8||1||110.1||23|
|Golden State’s Home Rebounds vs Portland’s Road Rebounds Allowed||46.0||5||44.7||20|
|TOP 3/BOTTOM 3|
|Portland allows the second highest free throw percentage in the league at 78.5% per game.|
|Golden State is the highest scoring team in the league at 115.9 points per game.|
|Golden State leads the league in field goal percentage with 49.5.|
|Golden State has the best field goal percentage against in the league allowing 43.5.|
|Golden State gives up the third lowest free throw percentage allowing 76.1% per game.|