Can the Portland Trail Blazers be any worse on the road? They’ve only been able to win one of nine away games and now have to visit the league’s best team. They’ve also been brutal for NBA game betting purposes.
The Trail Blazers’ last game was a disappointing loss to the Sacramento Kings, one which saw De’Aaron Fox get ejected, and they still couldn’t pull away with the victory.
They are going to have to rally together on Friday night as the Golden State Warriors are about as tough as they come. With a 16-2 record and a five-game winning streak, beating them is no easy task.
Which is the best side to bet in the sportsbook?
Why the Trail Blazers Can Win
The Trail Blazers always have an opportunity to win games when Damian Lillard is on the court. He’s started the season off incredibly slow, but has scored 25 or more points in three straight games.
He was the star of the show during the team’s loss to Sacramento, recording 32 points, 10 assists and six rebounds.
The main issue for this team is their offensive splits. The Blazers are fifth in the NBA in scoring at home, as they pour in 116.4 points per game. On the road, they’re scoring just 104.9, which is a sizable drop-off.
If you bet online, consider unders when they’re away.
Why the Warriors Can Win
Opposite of the Blazers’ horrific road record, Golden State is dominant when defending its own court, posting a record of 10-1 there.
This team has shown a lot of fight, something they didn’t exhibit last season. One example is they somehow have been able to win every single game in which they’ve trailed by double digits.
A lot of that is due to their excellent superstar, Steph Curry. Teams worry so much about where he is on the court that everybody else is getting wide-open looks.
Curry has the early pole position to win another MVP award as he is averaging 28.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.8 assists.
The Chef is also cooking up 12.9 three-pointers attempted per game and knocking them down at a blistering 41.8 percentage.
Outlook and Pick
Portland has had flashes of being a strong team but none of those efforts have come on the road.
Losing all but one game on the road isn’t usually a sign of good things to come. Plus, they have to go up against the hottest team in the NBA that happens to boast the best shooter of all time.
Golden State is just so well-rounded and plays with amazing chemistry. The Trail Blazers have failed to cover six straight when posted as the dog and are 11-25 against the spread in the last 36 meetings. Take the Warriors vs the NBA odds.