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Feb 23, 2022

Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA coverage will conclude on Thursday night with a lopsided Western Conference battle between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers. Coverage begins from Moda Center at 10:00 p.m. ET on TNT.

Score Prediction

Warriors 113, Blazers 106

Best Bets

Under 223.5 (-110) at BetMGM

Warriors vs. Blazers Predictions

After finishing ninth in the West with a record of 39-33 SU last year, Golden State bounced back with an excellent start to this season, as the Warriors opened with an impressive 18-3 SU and 15-5-1 ATS run – with 14 of those victories coming by double-digits.

The winter months have been relatively shaky for Golden State though, considering the Warriors are just 24-14 SU and 14-21-3 ATS across their latest 38 game-stretch – despite getting tagged as favorites in 30 of those contests.

On the other hand, Portland also posted a solid start to this season, as the Blazers opened with a sturdy 10-8 SU and 8-9-1 ATS run – while getting tagged as underdogs in just four of those affairs.

Portland has been decimated by health issues since mid-December though, considering the Blazers entered All-Star Weekend riding a rocky 15-26 SU and 17-24 ATS skid, with 21 of those losses coming without six-time All-Star Damian Lillard.

I’ll take the under here, as we should get a relatively low-scoring battle between a Warriors squad that’s tallied 112.9 OPPG and allowed 109 DPPG across their latest 4-8-2 ATS stretch – and a Blazers squad that’s averaging just 105.1 OPPG across their latest 4-6 SU skid.

Warriors vs. Blazers Betting Odds

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Warriors vs. Blazers Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Pacific vs. Northwest
  • Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
  • Venue: Moda Center
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • TV-Time: TNT - 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Golden State Warriors Betting Analysis

  • SU: 42-17
  • ATS: 29-26-4
  • O/U: 25-33-1

After last year’s lackluster 39-33 SU regular-season showing, Golden State returned seeking immediate vengeance to kick off the new season, as the Warriors opened with wins in 18 of their first 20 games – with their only two losses across that span coming by slim margins of four points or less.

Golden State has heavily leaned on its defense since December, considering the Warriors enter Thursday riding a relatively pedestrian 24-14 SU stretch, while scoring just 109.2 OPPG and allowing 105.4 DPPG during that span. Golden State’s mantra has slightly altered since the return of Klay Thompson though, highlighted by the Warriors averaging 112.9 OPPG across their latest 10-4 SU run.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Analysis

  • SU: 25-34
  • ATS: 25-33-1
  • O/U: 28-30-1

After finishing sixth in the West with a record of 42-30 SU last year, Portland stumbled out to a frustrating start to this season, as the Blazers opened with a lackluster 13-22 SU skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 23 of those contests.

Portland has played decent basketball since the season-ending injury to Lillard though, considering the Blazers are 12-12 SU and 13-11 ATS across their last 24 games – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 20 of those matchups.

The Warriors are 0-5 ATS in their last five games.

Warriors vs. Blazers Head-to-Head

The Blazers won two-of-three regular-season matchups against the Warriors last year, with both of Portland’s victories staying under the total at an average of 217.5 PPG – while Golden State’s lone win soared over with a score of 137-122. The Warriors are 2-0 SU against Portland this season though, with both matchups staying under at 209.5 PPG.

Key Players to Watch

  • GSW: Steph Curry - PG (25.8 PPG, 5.3 REB, 6.3 AST)
  • GSW: Klay Thompson - SG (17.1 PPG, 25.3 MPG, 3.8 REB)
  • POR: Josh Hart - SF (14.1 PPG, 7.6 REB, 4.1 AST)
  • POR: Anfernee Simons - SG (17 PPG, 2.7 REB, 3.9 AST)

Warriors vs. Blazers Betting Conclusion

After cruising into All-Star Weekend riding a four-game win streak, the Blazers enter Thursday’s contest seven-point home underdogs against the Warriors at Moda Center – marking the seventh straight matchup Portland has been an underdog in.

I’ll take the under here, as the Blazers enter Thursday riding a bumpy 5-8 SU skid, while scoring just 107.3 OPPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for a competitive matchup against a Warriors squad that’s averaging 113 OPPG across their latest 4-8-2 ATS stretch.

Warriors vs. Blazers Betting Trends

  • The Warriors are 0-5 ATS in their last five games.
  • The Blazers are 4-8 SU in their last 12 matchups against Golden State.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the last five Warriors' games.
  • The Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the last nine Blazers' games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the last five matchups between Portland and Golden State.
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