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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Game 1 NBA Betting Picks

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

The online NBA betting playoffs continue and the conference finals are what’re up next. The conference finals will be reined in by this Tuesday’s Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Game 1 matchup. The Trail Blazers were able to erase Denver’s 3-2 lead over them by winning back-to-back games to secure their conference finals berth. The Warriors on the other hand, fought a tough series against the Rockets but were able to display their dominance in the end. And that was of course, without the aid of Kevin Durant. So which side should players learning how to bet on sports take this Tuesday night?

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors – Tuesday, May 14th        

When: 10:30 pm ET

Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California

TV: TNT

Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass

Online NBA Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Trailblazers +8 (-110) 218½ (-110) +290
Warriors -8 (-110) 218½ (-110) -350
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Portland Trail Blazers          

After needing 7 to get past Denver, Portland is gifted with another tough series against what many consider to be the best team in the conference. Looking over the numbers however, it’s clear that Portland can go toe-to-toe against Golden State. At the present time the Trail Blazers are averaging 111.2 points per game and are giving up 109.8 to their opponents this postseason. Comparatively, Golden State is scoring 118.1 points per game and are allotting 112.3 points to their opponents. Nevertheless, it should come as no surprise to see that Golden State is shooting better than Portland. In fact, the Warriors are making 44% of their shots while Golden State is draining 48.6%. Similarly, Golden State gets the advantage in 3-point shooting since they’re draining 37.2% from beyond the arc. On the other hand, Portland is making 35.9% of their threes.

Players to Watch: Damian Lillard (28.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 6.0 apg), CJ McCollum (25.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.47 apg), and Enes Kanter (12.9 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 1.3 apg).

Golden State Warriors   

The Warriors should enter Tuesday’s matchup well-rested since they haven’t played since this past Friday. And while Durant is currently listed as day-to-day, it’s more than likely that he’ll start Game 1. After all, Golden State has gotten a decent size rest in these last days. And since Golden State is 1-2 in their last 3 matches against Portland, it’s clear they’re going to need all the help they can get. Granted Portland didn’t enjoy too much success on the road this past season. In fact they posted a meager 24-23 record when playing on the road. With this in mind, it’s clear that betting Golden State in Game 1 is the way to go.

Players to Watch: Kevin Durant (34.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.9 apg), Stephen Curry (24.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 5.1 apg), and Klay Thompson (18.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.7 apg).

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Portland is 1-13 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Golden State.
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
  • Portland is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Golden State.
  • Golden State is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home.
  • Golden State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors matchup? All things considered, taking the Warriors at home is the way to go here. The odds are pegging them as a heavy favorite so consider a teaser or parlay to offset the odds. Sign up today to make your Western Conference betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 117-101 Golden State.