Portland vs Golden State Betting PreviewApril 23, 2017
Date & time: Monday, April 24 @10:30 PM
Venue: Moda Center (Portland)
Head to head record
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors 113-119 (2016/2017 NBA)
Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers 110-81 (2016/2017 NBA)
Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers 121-109 (2016/2017 NBA)
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors 111-113 (2016/2017 NBA)
Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers 125-117 (2016/2017 NBA)
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors prediction
Golden State Warriors will be looking to book their place in the Western Conference semis with yet another victory over Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Kerr’s men look unstoppable at the moment, but Blazers should not be underestimated.
Big fish to fry
Portland Trail Blazers do not seem capable of matching star-studded Golden State Warriors in the NBA play-offs. Blazers are on a very difficult quest in the tie against Warriors, but Monday’s clash could be the turning point for Terry Stotts’ troops. Golden State took a 3-0 series lead at the weekend, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard are undisputedly NBA superstars, but despite the fact that the duo scored 63 points between each other in game 3, Blazers suffered a 119-113 loss to Kevin Durant and Co. Portland are tough to beat at home; the team recorded 25 wins at their Moda Center in the regular season, but beating the last season’s runners up is easier said than done.
Ed Davis misses the match with a shoulder injury, whilst Festus Ezeli is sidelined with a knee problem. Coach Terry Stotts has no other injury concerns ahead of game 4.
A win for the next round
As expected, Golden State Warriors recorded back-to-back victories over Portland Trail Blazers at their Oracle Arena and, to make things even better for the fans, they defeated Terry Stotts’ men on the road in game 3. Warriors are with one foot in the Western Conference semis, but coach Steve Kerr must warn his men against complacency as Blazers are a real force to be reckoned with at home. Kevin Durant missed previous two games with injury and he is unlikely to be risked in Monday’s showdown at Moda Center. Durant-less Warriors proved their worth in their last meeting with Blazers and it has to be noted that Stephen Curry lead the team to the victory with 34 points. Klay Thompson added 24 points in the 119-113 win over Portland and he will be yet another man to watch in the away team. Golden State are after their seventh consecutive win on the travels and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of game 4.
Kevin Durant is likely to miss the game with a left calf injury, while the likes of Matt Barnes and Shaun Livingston are both rated doubtful. Kevon Looney is battling a hip injury and he is yet another absentee in the away team.
- Golden State are eyeing their 11th consecutive win over Portland
- Warriors scored 110+ points in each of their last six games on the road
- Stephen Curry has been averaging 27.3 points in the 2017 NBA play-offs
- Portland recorded eight wins in last ten games at home
- Damian Lillard has been averaging 27 points this season
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors betting pick
Golden State Warriors aim to get their job done in the tie against Portland Trail Blazers and seeing that they emerged triumphant in each of their last ten meeting with Terry Stotts’ team, I believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. Steve Kerr’s men are high on confidence at the moment and they are likely to make it to the Western Conference semis.
Pick: Golden State -6