33-2 (20-13-2 ATS)
15-23 (19-19 ATS)
|How To Watch
|Friday, Janurary 8th, 2016.
|Moda Center, Portland, OR.
|7:30 p.m. PST|
|CSN Bay Area | KNBR 680 AM | NBA League Pass|
|Blog Buddy: Blazer's Edge|
|Golden State -9.5
|Golden State -550||★||Portland +445|
|214 Total Points|
The Golden State Warriors hit the Pacific Northwest to take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 7:30 p.m. PST. Golden State enters Friday night's match up as nine and a half point favorites over Portland. The Blazers are 1-5 straight up and ATS in their last six games against the defending champs.
The total has gone over in 11 of Golden State's last 13 games on the road, including four out of the last five games in Portland. The over/under line is tentatively set at 214 total points according to BetOnline.com.
Klay Thompson is averaging 33 points over his last four games and 21 points per game for the season. Steph Curry put up 30 points on the Lakers in the Warriors' last game in just three quarters of play. The reigning MVP sat out the fourth quarter after getting hit in his shin. Curry is probable for tonight and expects to play through his minor leg injury.
New shin guard for Steph Curry, in Portland https://t.co/MibUVk3G5k pic.twitter.com/8g9SpLlElW— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) January 8, 2016
From a scout Tues.: "Instead of using the D-League to get him back in shape, the Warriors just let Harrison Barnes do it against the Lakers"— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) January 6, 2016
Stephen Curry questionable, James Michael McAdoo doubtful, Leandro Barbosa out for Portland— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) January 6, 2016
Steph Curry, referring to his soccer-ish shin guards, says he needs a "Messi mentality"— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) January 8, 2016
ML - WARRIORS - WIN - GS 109-88
ATS - WARRIORS -13.5 - WIN - GS by 21
O/U - OVER 212 - LOSS - 197 Total Points
Here are my picks for Friday night's game against Portland:
ML - WARRIORS
ATS - WARRIORS -13.5
O/U - OVER 214