Portland Trailblazers vs. Golden State Warriors: Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview
Portland Trailblazers vs. Golden State Warriors Game Information
Portland Trailblazers 2-2 vs. Golden State Warriors 2-2
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Venue: Chase Center
TV Coverage: NBA TV
Portland Trailblazers vs. Golden State Warriors Moneyline, Spread, Total and Odds
Moneyline: Trailblazers -174 | Warriors +146
Spread: Trailblazers -4
Odds to Win NBA Championship: Trailblazers +5500 | Warriors +8500
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Portland Trailblazers vs. Golden State Warriors News and Notes
After a four-game road trip, the Golden State Warriors return home to face a Portland Trailblazers team who allowed the fifth-most points to opponents last season at 116.1 points per game. Draymond Green is probable to play, making his season debut after being sidelined with a foot injury. Led by Steph Curry, who leads the team in scoring with 26.5 points per game and playing 32 minutes on average, the rotation focuses on Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Oubre and rookie James Wiseman all seeing more than 23 minutes. Eric Paschall, Damion Lee and Brad Wanamaker also see decent minutes, playing at least 18 minutes per game.
The Warriors have led the league in pace to start the season, averaging 109 possessions per game and scoring 110.8 points per game.
CJ McCollum has started the season on a hot streak, leading the team in scoring with 28 points per game. Alongside Damian Lillard, he is the primary playmaker, seeing a combined 60% usage rate this season. Using a deep rotation, Carmelo Anthony, Enes Kanter, Derrick Jones, Robert Covington and Jusuf Nurkic all see playing time above 23 minutes.
Keep an eye on the injury report. Gary Trent is questionable with a calf injury. If Trent is unavailable, look for Derrick Jones and Rodney Hood to see an increase in minutes.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Golden State Warriors Predictions and Picks
The public is backing the Trailblazers to cover with 90% of bets placed and the Warriors moneyline at 84% of bets. The SportsGrid Betting Model is leaning toward the Trailblazers, them a 59% chance to win. The model also gives a five-star rating to the under, projecting the total at 224.6.
The Trailblazers played 55 games last season as a four-point favorite, posting a 20-35 record, covering 24 times. As a road favorite, they were 8-6, averaging 114.3 points per game, covering six times.
Posting a 7-23 record as a home favorite, the Golden State Warriors covered 14 times, scoring 106.3 points per game with a league-average 99.9 possessions per game. Playing in 53 games as a 3-point underdog, they covered 27 times.
One of the night’s highest total games; look for this game to stay close with both teams looking to have found their form early in the season.
The Pick: Trailblazers +3