Portland Trail Blazers (61-34) vs. Golden State Warriors (66-21)
Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 9:00 pm ET (Oracle Arena)
Spread: Portland Trail Blazers +8, Golden State Warriors -8 O/U: 218
Money Line: Trail Blazers +375, Warriors -350
FanDuel NBA Playoffs Pick Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers
In Game 1, It was all about Stephen Curry. Stephen Curry found his range and lot of space and shot the ball really well. Portland played soft defense all game long. So far, The Golden State Warriors are showing they can win without Kevin Durant until he gets healthy.
Making it looked easy, Curry knocked down nine 3 pointers on his way to 36 points, leading the two-time defending champions past the Trail Blazers 116-94 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Curry came into the series shooting 37.1% on 3’s this postseason. Curry shot 12 out 23 in his fourth 30-point performance this postseason, while finding his rhythm. The two-time NBA MVP outplayed the Portland duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, who combined for 11 for 31 against a strong Golden State defense.
Klay Thompson had 26 points, including one-hand dunk in the fourth quarter. The Golden State Warriors offense started with Draymond Green and finished the game with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, three blocks, and 2 steals.
Damian Lillard led the way for Portland Trail Blazers scoring 17 points. CJ McCollum add 17 points as the Blazers went 7 of 28 shots from 3-pointers. Game 2 is Thursday night and Kevin Durant will not return from a strained right calf injury. There will be update on that day once he is re-examined.
Stephen Curry came off with authority and purpose and matched his postseason record with nine 3-pointers. He accomplished that record last year in the NBA Finals against Cleveland. He found his mojo far earlier than in the Game 6 at Houston on Friday night, when he scored all 33 of his points in the second half.
Cover the Spread 365 Betting Trends
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland’s last 9 games.
Portland are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games.
Portland are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games against Golden State.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games on the road.
Golden State Warriors
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Golden State’s last 12 games.
Golden State are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
Golden State are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home.
Golden State are 14-1 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Portland.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Golden State’s last 12 games this season.
Draft Kings NBA Playoffs Scores Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors
In Game 1, The Splash brothers of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry stole the show. Portland Trail Blazers will be motivated but Draymond Green and the supporting cast for Golden State Warriors will show up and play lights. Golden State Warriors will win by more 20+ points in Game 2.