The Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers will both be looking to move above .500 when they square off on New Year’s Day. While the Dubs will be looking to extend a modest winning streak the Blazers will look to get back in the win column after suffering an embarrassing loss. Have a look at our Portland vs Golden State betting prediction for more odds and NBA picks.
With both Western Conference playoff contenders going all out for the sportsbook betting win on Friday night,let’s find out where the best NBA online betting value lies in this affair.
Blazers (2-2) vs Warriors (2-2)
- When: Friday, 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
- TV: NBATV
- NBA Odds: OFF
- Total: OFF
Let’s take a look at the odds to win the 2021 NBA Conference Championships!
Why Bet On Portland
One game after upsetting the defending champion Lakers, Portland was smacked around in its 128-105 road loss against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. CJ McCollum scored a team-high 25 points while draining seven 3-pointers. Damian Lillard added 20 points but shot 3 of 14 from the field and an ice-cold 0-for-8 from 3-point distance.
“They just had a 50-point loss, so they’ve been locked in,” Lillard said of the Clippers. “We missed open shots, we allowed them to get clean looks because we were late and not as active on the defensive end.”
Portland never got in the game after trailing 76-57 at the half.
“When you get down in the league, it’s hard to come back, especially against talented teams,” McCollum said.
Portland averages 112.0 points per game on 43.9% shooting from the field and 36.4% from 3-point distance. The Blazers are giving up a whopping 120.3 points per game (24th) on 48.5% shooting from the field and 38.7% from beyond the arc.
Let’s look at the odds to win the 2021 NBA Championship.
Why Bet On Golden State
The Warriors have won two straight after getting off to an 0-2 start. Golden State got past Detroit 116-106 on Tuesday night. Steph Curry scored a game-high 31 points while shooting 5 of 9 from 3-point distance. Andrew Wiggins added 27 points while going 5 of 8 from beyond the arc.
“Just a great feeling to turn what was a mess of a road trip into a really good one,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
Wiggins scored 17 points in the final quarter and sank three of his five 3-pointers in the final quarter.
“He was phenomenal,” Kerr said. “He just took over the game, knocking down threes, getting to the rim, getting to the foul line. Andrew was fantastic, just that whole fourth quarter.”
Golden State averages 110.8 points per game on 39.9 percent shooting from the field (30th) and 32.9 percent from beyond the arc. The Warriors are allowing a whopping 124.3 points per game defensively (29th) on 47.5 percent shooting from the field and 44.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
Portland vs Golden Betting Prediction and Analysis
Golden State might be riding a two-game winning streak, but the Dubs needed a last second shot from Damion Lee to get past Chicago on Sunday night. And also a huge fourth quarter from Andrew Wiggins to get past the Pistons.
Portland is statistically better at both ends of the floor. They have five players averaging double figures in scoring, led by CJ McCollum’s team-high 28.0 points per contest. The Blazers have the edge in field goal shooting percentage, three-point shooting, and free throw shooting percentage.
Golden State is 1-4 ATS in its last five games and 1-11 SU in its last 12 home games. Portland has gone 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games and 2-5 SU in its last seven games against the Warriors. However, Portland is the better team right now. They should be motivated to get it done on Friday night.
One wouldn’t expect to see a whole lot of defense being played in this matchup. Golden State is ranking a dismal 29th in points allowed and the Blazers ranking 24th. I like Portland for the outright road win in a relatively high-scoring affair.
Portland vs Golden Betting Prediction: Portland 125 Golden State 117
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