Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Online NBA Betting Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Following Stephen Curry & Co.’s 2-0 start to the Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Western Conference Finals, the Trail Blazers know they need a strong resurgence at home. Fortunately for Portland, they’ve been pretty successful at home this postseason. Does this mean that players learning how to bet on sports should take Portland at home this Saturday? Let’s check up on the online NBA betting lines to see what they’re expecting.
Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers – Saturday, May 18th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass
Online NBA Betting Odds:
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors were extremely dominant in Game 1, delivering a 116-94 finish over Portland. However, Game 2 ended up being much tighter with a 114-111 finish. Although Golden State delivered a 13 unanswered point run to get the win, it’s clear things were much tougher that time around. Therefore, seeing Golden State pegged as a slight underdog on the road shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Game 1’s lopsided finish unquestionably came off the backs of Golden State’s defense, which saw them hold every Trail Blazer under 20-points. But in Game 2, both Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were able to deliver 20+ points on the night. Additionally, 3 other players for Portland delivered double-digit points on the night. If the Warriors defense isn’t up to the task this Saturday, Portland will surely pick up the first win of the series.
Players to Watch: Kevin Durant (34.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.9 apg), Stephen Curry (26.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 5.4 apg), and Klay Thompson (19.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.8 apg).
Portland Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers offense stepped it up in Game 2 but that still wasn’t enough to beat the Warriors on the road. But seeing as how Portland is 13-1 in their last 14 games at home, it’s clear that they have the upper hand here. In addition, the Warriors will be without Kevin Durant once again, so that’s one less superstar Portland has to worry about. However, seeing as how Stephen Curry delivered 37 points in Game 2, it’s clear they have one very deadly superstar to worry about. Additionally, Klay Thompson finished the night with 24 points, which combined with Curry for more than half of Golden State’s tally on the night.
Players to Watch: Damian Lillard (27.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 6.3 apg), CJ McCollum (24.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.4 apg), and Enes Kanter (12.1 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 1.4 apg).
Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Predictions
Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers matchup? All things considered, Portland is the better pick here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 116-112 Portland.