The Golden State Warriors will be on the road Wednesday taking the court against the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center in Portland. The Warriors will be looking to end a four-game skid following a 100-79 loss at home against the Sacramento Kings on Monday. Portland will be looking for back-to-back wins following a 111-110 win against the Suns in Phoenix their last time on the court
Golden State Warriors
Golden State will tip this one off at 5-23 following a 100-79 loss at home against the Sacramento Kings. Willie Cauley-Stein was able to connect on 7 of 9 from the field to lead the Warriors with 14 points. D’Angelo Russell passed the ball for a team-high eight assists while Marquese Chriss grabbed six rebounds. Golden State had three different players finish the game with a double-digit scoring night.
The Warriors have been good for an average of 104.3 points per game on the offensive end of the court while hitting 43.1 percent from the field. They have been able to pass the ball for an average of 23.7 assists per night while grabbing 42.9 rebounds. Defensively, they allow an average of 113.7 points per game to their opponents. Golden State has been taking the ball away for 8.3 steals every time they are on the court to go along with 4.6 blocks. They will be looking to avoid a fifth consecutive loss.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland will take the court at 11-16 following a 111-110 win against the Suns in Phoenix. CJ McCollum was able to knock down 11 of 20 from the field to lead the Blazers with 30 points while passing the ball for a team-high six assists. Hassan Whiteside was able to haul in 14 rebounds. Portland had five different players finish the game with at least 10 points.
The Trail Blazers have been able to put the ball in the net for an average of 112.2 points per game this season while shooting 45.2 from the field. Portland has passed the ball for an average of 20.2 assists per night with 46.1 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor, Portland gives up 114.1 points per night. The Blazers average 6.1 steals per game to go along with 6.3 blocks. They will be looking for back-to-back wins.
The Trail Blazers will take the court as nine-point favorites with the total sitting at 219 in this one. Neither one of these teams are known for playing great defense and Portland has been scoring an average of eight more points a night. They shoot a higher percentage from the field and pull down more rebounds. I like the Trail Blazers covering the nine points playing at home. I think the game will stay close for three quarters with Portland pulling away early in the fourth. My money’s on the Blazers minus nine points.
Golden State is 2-5 ATS in their previous seven games.