Golden State at Portland- Wednesday NBA Pick
In one of two featured NBA matchups on ESPN this Wednesday night, the Golden State Warriors square off against the Portland Trail Blazers in a slated 10:30 p.m. tip from the Moda Center.
Golden State at Portland Game Preview
It has been a rocky road for the league’s top team in February with just four straight-up wins in its last seven games, but Golden State (44-13) could be back on track with a three-game winning streak both SU and against the spread in which it covered as a double-digit favorite at home. Monday’s 129-83 romp against Phoenix as heavy 16-point favorites stayed UNDER VietBet’s closing 231-point line and it has stayed UNDER in four of the Warriors last six games.
Stephen Curry led the way on Monday night with 22 points and four of Golden State’s five starters ended that game in double figures. The Warriors have scored 120 points or more in each of their last three games after being held to 108 points in a road loss to Denver and 105 points in a loss at home to Oklahoma City in their previous two contests. One injury note; Draymond Green remains day-to-day with a bad finger.
Portland had reeled off nine SU wins on its home court while going a profitable 7-1-1 ATS heading into Sunday’s matchup against the red-hot Utah Jazz, who had won their last nine games overall. The Jazz’s winning streak prevailed with the Trail Blazers losing 115-96 as four-point home favorites. They are now 2-4 both SU and ATS in their last six games as part of an overall record of 31-26 (28-25-4 ATS). They are 16-11 SU at home with an 11-13-3 record ATS.
Damian Lillard did everything he could to extend Portland’s home winning streak with 39 points on Sunday while going 12-for-25 from the field. He remains the team’s leading scorer with 25.8 points a game and he also leads in assists with 6.5. The Trail Blazers are averaging 104.7 points per game, which is ranked 17th in the NBA. They improve to ninth at the other end of the court in points allowed (103.7).
Golden State at Portland Free Game Prediction
Golden State’s ability to cover as a road favorite has been a tough bet lately at 2-5 ATS in its last seven road games, but I think the momentum from the last three games carries over to Wednesday night with a fourth win in a row both SU and ATS.