In this high caliber Western showdown, the best and the seventh best teams of the conference are clashing, when the Portland Trail Blazers (31-26), who want to return to the winning ways, are hosting the defending champions Golden State Warriors (44-13), who are looking to extend their winning streak. Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 02-14-2018, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Portland Trail Blazers +5.5
Blazers have a 31-26 record (27-25-5 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 7th place of the West. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against the Jazz with a 96-115 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Damian Lillard with 25.5 ppg, adding 4.5 rebounds and a team high 6.7 assists per game. He is followed by CJ McCollum with 21.6 ppg, while Jusuf Nurkic adds 14.3 ppg and a team high 8.2 rebounds per game.
Warriors have a 44-13 record (26-30-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the first place of the West. They have three consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Suns with a 129-83 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Stephen Curry with 26.9 ppg, adding 5.1 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. He is followed by Kevin Durant with 25.7 ppg, 6.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, while Klay Thompson adds 20.1 ppg.
In their previous meeting earlier this season, Warriors won at home with a 111-104 score. Blazers are 16-11 at home so far this season, while Warriors are 22-6 on the road. Warriors lead the league offensively, scoring 115.8 ppg to Blazers’ 104.7, while Blazers are better defensively, allowing 103.7 ppg to Warriors’ 107.5. Warriors also lead the league in field goal percentage, shooting with 51.08% to Blazers’ 45.32%, in 3-point percentage, shooting with 39.34% to Blazers’ 37.94% and in assists made, with 30.6 to Blazers’ league-low of 19.1. Blazers are only slightly better in rebounding, grabbing 44.8 to Warriors’ 44.4. Warriors are the absolute favorite in this game and Vegas odds give them a -5.5 spread which they are expected to beat for the road victory tonight.
Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction: Golden State Warriors -5.5 (-111)
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Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers Spread and Prediction