Game: NBA Playoffs: Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NBA Betting Odds & Lines, Trail Blazers vs Warriors Picks & Trail Blazers vs Warriors Predictions
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Start time: 9:00 PM EST, ORACLE Arena
TV Channel: ESPN
Best Golden State Warriors Lines: -7½ (-110) Spread – BETNOW
Over/Under 220½: – XBET
In the NBA playoffs, we will see Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors.
The Portland Trail Blazers played a 6 and a 7-game series against the Thunder and against the Nuggets. CJ McCollum played a big part in the game 7 win in Denver with Damian Lillard not as effective as we expected. However. He is averaging 28.4 points and 6 assists in the playoffs while McCollum adds 25.6 points per game and 5.8 rebounds. The Trail Blazers mainly rely on their two-star players to secure them victories on the road in hostile environments.
The Warriors played without Kevin Durant against the Rockets in game 6 and they were down by 20 at some point but Steph Curry had a phenomenal second half with 33 points after scoring in the first. He is averaging 24.3 points and 5.1 assists per game in the postseason while Draymond Green continues to be a vital part of the team in the frontcourt, grabbing 9.3 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers beat Golden State by 22 points last time these two teams met. Durant will be out for this one as well and I do not believe that the Warriors can cover the 8-point spread against a team with many clutch shooters who thrive in the 4th quarter.