NBA Sportsbooks Preview Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2017 NBA betting season continues this evening with a lineup of 6 different matchups for bettors to take a shot at. Bettors looking to bet on some late-night action can wager on the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors matchup. In any event, let’s take a quick look at what the betting odds NBA have to say about this Western Conference pairing.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors – Monday, Dec. 11th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NBA League Pass
NBA Sportsbook Odds:
Portland Trail Blazers TBP
Golden State Warriors TBP
Portland Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers blaze into this Monday night matchup with a 13-12 record that ranks the franchise 3rd in the Northwest Division and 6th in the Western Conference overall. Portland had a decent start to the 2017 season but the team hasn’t had much luck in December. So far, the team is 0-3 in the month and they’re 1-4 in their last 5 as well. The basketball teaser odds haven’t come out for this matchup yet, but there’s no question that NBA sportsbooks will peg Portland as a heavy underdog. The Trail Blazers are coming off a 124-117 loss to the Houston Rockets, which further complicates their chances this evening.
The Trail Blazers will need a big game out of Damian Lillard to pull off the upset this evening. Lillard is currently averaging 26.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game. Secondly in points for the Trail Blazers is CJ McCollum, who is throwing down 21.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists. While both of those players are talented, it’s unlikely that they’re enough to convince bettors to take Portland over Golden State this evening.
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors leap in this Western Conference contest with a 21-6 record as well as a handful of injuries. In addition to Steph Curry, who is still suffering from a sprained ankle, Golden State has a flurry of other players listed as questionable/doubtful ahead of this evening’s match. The most important on the list being Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia. However, there’s no question that the Warriors have enough depth and talent to cover for the losses. Golden State enters this game riding a 6-game NBA sportsbook win streak that stretches back into November.
Since Curry will be out, the Warriors will be turning to Kevin Durant to lead this team. At least Durant is averaging 25.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game, so there’s no question he’s got what it takes. Golden State will also be expecting Klay Thompson to take on a more contributing role. Thompson is currently throwing down 20.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per matchup. Draymond Green is third in points but it must be remembered that he could be out this evening. In the event that Green is sidelined, David West will be expected to make some plays at power forward. West is averaging 6.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.