NBA Prediction: Warriors vs Trail Blazers 28/02/23

NBA Prediction: Warriors vs Trail Blazers 28/02/23

Odds

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Trail Blazers money line +152
Trail Blazers spread +4 (-110)
Warriors money line -172
Warriors spread -4 (-110)
Over / under 236

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Portland Trail Blazers Golden State Warriors
Record 29-31 31-30
Home / road record 12-17 24-7
Streak W1 W2
Points per game 115.00 118.00
Points allowed per game 115.00 118.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 42.00
Rebounds allowed per game 46.00 41.00
Over / under record 30-29-1 35-24-2
 

Preview

The Golden State Warriors will be hosting the Portland Trail Blazers on February 28, 2023, at the Chase Center. This game will be the third meeting of the season between the two teams, with the series currently tied at one win each. The Warriors are entering the game with a record of 31-30 and have won their last two games, while the Trail Blazers are coming off a win against the Houston Rockets and have a record of 29-31.

 

Portland Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers are currently in 11th place in the Western Conference and are fighting to secure a playoff spot. The team is led by their superstar point guard, Damian Lillard, who is averaging 32.3 points per game this season. He is one of the best scorers in the league and has been a consistent performer for the Blazers. However, the Blazers have struggled with injuries this season, with Jusuf Nurkic and Ryan Arcidiacono both currently listed as out for the game against the Warriors.

The Blazers have also struggled on the road this season, with a record of 12-17. They will need to overcome their road woes to have a chance of winning against the Warriors. The team will also be hoping that Lillard can have another big game, after his incredible 71-point performance in their last game against the Rockets.

One of the players to watch in this matchup will be Damian Lillard, who is currently fourth in the league in scoring with an average of 31.4 points per game. Lillard has been a key player for the Trail Blazers this season, and his ability to score in crucial moments could be a factor in this game. Anfernee Simons has also been a strong contributor for the Trail Blazers, averaging 19.6 points and 2.1 rebounds over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games, the Trail Blazers have been averaging 119.1 points per game, which is a solid offensive performance. Despite their strong offensive performances, the Trail Blazers have struggled on defense in their last 10 games. They have given up an average of 123.3 points per game to their opponents during this stretch, which is a concern heading into the matchup against the Warriors. The Blazers' opponents have been shooting 49.2% from the field during this stretch, which is a high percentage and indicates that the Blazers' defense has been struggling to stop their opponents.

One positive for the Trail Blazers in their last 10 games has been their ability to block shots. They have been averaging 4.7 blocks per game, which is one of the best in the league during this stretch. This could be a factor in the matchup against the Warriors, as the Blazers will need to play strong defense and prevent the Warriors from scoring in the paint.

 

Golden State Warriors

The Warriors are currently in seventh place in the Western Conference and are looking to secure a playoff spot for the second consecutive season. The team is led by their superstar shooting guard, Klay Thompson, who has been playing at an All-Star level since returning from injury. Thompson is averaging 22.1 points per game this season and has been shooting the ball at an impressive 42.8% from three-point range.

The Warriors have been a dominant team at home this season, with a record of 24-7. They have also been playing some of their best basketball of the season lately, winning their last two games against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. The team will be hoping to continue their winning streak against the Blazers and secure a crucial victory in their push for the playoffs.

Thompson has been one of the standout players for the Warriors this season, averaging 22.1 points per game and shooting 42.8% from the field and 37.6% from beyond the arc. Stephen Curry has also been strong, averaging 28.7 points per game, 6.2 assists per game, and 5.7 rebounds per game. However, Curry is currently out due to injury, which is a blow to the team's backcourt.

The Warriors have also struggled with injuries to key players throughout the season, including Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins. Green is currently listed as day-to-day, while Wiggins is expected to miss the game. The team will need players like Jordan Poole and Juan Toscano-Anderson to step up and provide support for Thompson.

In their last 10 games, the Warriors are 5-5, averaging 119.7 points, 42.1 rebounds, 30.5 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.4 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games.

Portland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Golden State.

Portland are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games on the road.

Portland are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Golden State.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games against Portland.

Golden State are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.

Golden State are 18-2 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Portland.

 

Prediction

Based on the stats and recent performances of both teams, the Golden State Warriors are the favorites to win this game and cover the -4 points spread. The Warriors have been playing some of their best basketball of the season lately, while the Blazers have struggled on the road this season. The Warriors also have the advantage of playing at home, where they have been dominant this season.

Furthermore, the Blazers will be without key players Nurkic and Arcidiacono, which will make it even more difficult for them to win on the road. While Lillard is capable of having another big game, the Warriors have a strong defense that can make things difficult for him.

In conclusion, the Warriors should be able to secure a victory against the Blazers and cover the -4 points spread. The team has been playing well lately and has the advantage of playing at home, while the Blazers have struggled on the road and will be missing key players. It should be an exciting game, but the Warriors should come out on top in the end.

 

PICK: Warriors -4 (-110)

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