The Portland Trail Blazers (6-13) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (9-11) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at Chase Center in Chase Center and televised on NBCS. Both the Trail Blazers and Warriors will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Trail Blazers vs Warriors
The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Trail Blazers lost to the Jazz with a final score of 118-113. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Trail Blazers failed to cover the spread as +1.5 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 217.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
As they face off against the Warriors, the Trail Blazers are looking to improve their below .500 record of 6-13. When playing on the road, the Trail Blazers are 4-8 compared to their 2-5 record at home.
Portland’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 9-10 for the season. The Trail Blazers maintain an ATS record of 7-5 on the road, while they have a 2-5 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Warriors tell to the Clippers by a score of 113-112. In the face of their straight-up loss, the Warriors did coverthe spread as +5 point underdogs. Considering the over/under, the total of 225 points fell short of the set over/under line of 229.5.
As they prepare to face the Trail Blazers, the Warriors are 9-11 overall this season. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Warriors are 8-9 compared to 1-2 in non-conference games.
The Warriors are riding a three game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 8-11. As the favorite this season, Golden State is 3-8 vs. the spread while going 5-3 as the underdog.
Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown
Through 19 games the Trail Blazers are averaging 105.2 points per contest, placing them 30th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.1 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Portland offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 22nd ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Golden State offense is the 12th ranked unit in the NBA, at 114.8 points per contest. The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.7 made 3’s per game. If the Warriors offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 99.5 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.
Trail Blazers Team Defense
Currently, the Trail Blazers’ defense holds the 10th rank in the NBA, allowing 111.9 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.0% while allowing 33.0% from downtown.
Warriors Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Warriors’ defense is giving up an average of 114.4 points per contest.
On two point field goal attempts, the Warriors’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.4% and allowing 35.5% from beyond the arc.
Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Warriors
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Anfernee Simons is set to be the main scorer for the Trail Blazers, recording 15 points and shooting 5/11 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 18 points per game, in addition to 2 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Stephen Curry to be the top scorer for the Warriors. Our projection has him finishing the game with 20, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.6%, and his scoring average is 29.1 points per game.
Trail Blazers vs Warriors Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Portland has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 107 points per game.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Golden State has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
- Through their last three games as the underdog, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
- The last ten games that Golden State was favored, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 7-3 straight up.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Warriors vs. Trail Blazers matchup, our bet is to grab the Trail Blazers at +12.5. Even though our projections have the Warriors winning 110-99, we see the Trail Blazers as the play on the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 225.5 and given that our model is projecting 209 points between the teams, we like the under.
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