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Matchup
Golden State Warriors
48-4 (29-21-2 ATS)
vs
Portland Trail Blazers
27-27 (30-24 ATS)
How To Watch
Friday, February 19th, 2016.
Moda Center - Portland, OR.
7:00 p.m. PST
CSN Bay Area | KNBR 680 AM | NBC Live Extra
Blog Buddy: Blazer's Edge
Betting Lines
Golden State -8.8
Portland +8.5
Money Line
Golden State -410 Portland +340
Over/Under Total
221 Total Points

★★★
The Golden State Warriors make the first stop of their six-game road trip tonight in the Rose City, where the defending champs will take on the Portland Trail Blazers. Golden State enters Friday night's contest with the best record in NBA history through the first 52 games of the season. The Dubs will need to close out the season 25-5 or better to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record for most wins in a single season with 72.

Portland entered the All-Star break in the midst of one of their best stretches all season, going 4-1 ATS in their last five and 8-1 SU in their last nine overall. However, like most teams in the NBA, the Blazers have struggled against the Warriors as of late, losing their last five games ATS versus Golden State.

The Dubs on the other hand are currently averaging 121 PPG during their current 11 game winning streak. With that being said, the total has gone UNDER in four of Golden State's last six games according to OddsShark.com.

The high scoring Trail Blazers are experiencing a similar trend, with eight of their last 12 games going UNDER. Virtual sportsbook BetOnline lists the OVER/UNDER line at 221 total points. Nevertheless, those looking to wager can expect a high scoring affair.

Portland enters as fifth best in the NBA with 10.1 made three's per game. However the Warriors are not only the best team in defending the three (allowing 7.1 3PM per game), but the best three-point shooting team as well, averaging 12.9 3PM per game.

According to Basketball-Reference.com, the single season record for most three-pointer's made per game by a team is 11.3 by the 2014-15 Houston Rockets. Here are some highlights from the last time the Warriors and Blazers met back on January 8th:


FLO'S PICKS

From 2/9 vs. Houston:
ML: WARRIORS - WIN - GS 123-110
ATS: WARRIORS (-14) - LOSS - GS by 13
O/U: OVER (229.5) - WIN - 233 total points
Season Totals:
ML: 43-5 (90%)
ATS: 25-23 (52%)
O/U: 24-24 (50%)

Here are my picks for tonight's game in Portland:

ML: WARRIORS
ATS: WARRIORS (-8.5)
O/U: OVER (221)