Warriors vs. Blazers Betting Preview & Free Pick ATS

by | Last updated Feb 8, 2023 | nba

Golden State Warriors (28-26 SU, 25-28-1 ATS) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (26-28 SU, 28-26-0 ATS)
When: Wednesday, February 8th, 10:00 PM (ET)
Where: Moda Center, OR, Portland

Point Spread: GS +3.5/Por -3.5
Total: 235.0
Money Line: Golden State Warriors +133/-159

Notable Injuries


  • Stephen Curry (Out) Leg
  • Andre Iguodala (Out) Hip
  • Ryan Rollins (Out) Foot

Trail Blazers

  • Jusuf Nurkic (Out) Calf
  • Justise Winslow (Out) Ankle
  • Drew Eubanks (Probable) Back
  • Keon Johnson (Questionable) Ankle
  • Ibou Badji (Out) Knee

Recent Form

Golden State is 28-26 overall heading into the game. When taking to the road, Golden State has a mark of 7-20 and a win percentage of 26%. Currently, the team is 7th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 25-28-1 vs. the spread. In their matchup against Portland, the Golden State Warriors have won 2 straight games and will look to push that mark to 3 in a row.

In their last game, Golden State defeated the Thunder (141-114) as 3 point favorites. Klay Thompson led the team with 42 points on 68.2% shooting. The Warriors also covered the spread with the victory.

Heading into the game, Portland is 26-28 overall. When playing at home, Portland has a mark of 14-12 and a win percentage of 54%. Currently, the team is 12th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 28-26-0 vs. the spread. The Trail Blazers need a win in today’s matchup vs. Golden State to avoid their 3rd straight loss.

Most recently, Portland lost to the Bucks by a score of 127-108. Damian Lillard and his 28 points were not enough for the team to pull out a win as 4-point underdogs. The Trail Blazers also finished with an ATS loss in the game.

The Historicals

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Warriors picked up the win 118-112 win over the Trail Blazers. Heading into the game, Golden State was the 1.5-point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. In terms of betting, Golden State has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous five matchups vs. Portland. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +13 points per game in favor of the Warriors. A combined average of 217 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 0-4-1.

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This season, Golden State is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 118.4 points per game. So far, the Warriors are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 102.7 possessions per game. The Warriors have been able to put together a strong offensive attack despite sitting just 4th in a 3-point shooting percentage. Overall, they are among the league leaders in attempts at 43.1 attempts per game. Defensively, the Warriors have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 105.46 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 33.92%.

A major injury to note for today’s game is that Golden State will not have Stephen Curry available as is already listed as out on the injury report. Jordan Poole will take on the role of the primary scorer for the team. This season, Poole is averaging 20.5 points per game for the Warriors.

This season, the Trail Blazers’ offense averages 114.5 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Portland has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.4 possessions per game. Portland’s offensive attack has benefited from some hot shooting from outside. Not only are they among the league leaders in 3-pointers attempted per game, but they are 7th in 3-point shooting percentage at 37.4%. The defense has been a rough spot for Portland, as they currently allow 115.11 points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.95% of their looks from the outside.

Coming into today’s game, Damian Lillard is the leading scorer for Portland at 30.8 points per game. This season, Lillard has a field goal percentage of 46.5%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Anfernee Simons, at 22.0 points per contest.

Betting Trends

  • The Warriors are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up win of more than 10 points.
  • The Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games.
  • The Trail Blazers are 7-3 ATS in their last ten games following a straight-up loss of more than 10 points.
  • The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

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