Trail Blazers at Warriors 5/16/19 - NBA Playoffs Picks & Predictions
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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors
NBA: 9:00 PM EST
May. 16, 2019
Latest Odds : GS -7.5 Total 218
In Thursday night NBA playoff action, the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors will tangle for Game Two of the Western Conference Finals. Portland did not touch a basketball after their Game Seven win at Denver and it looked like it in the series opener. The Trail Blazers turned the ball over 21 times during a 116-94 road loss on Tuesday. Portland did manage to outrebounded Golden State by eight, but shot just 36 percent from the field.
Portland G Damian Lillard converted all nine of his free throw attempts and finished with a team high 19 points. Enes Kanter added ten points and 16 rebounds in a losing effort for the Trail Blazers.
The Golden State Warriors are looking to cement their dynasty with a fourth NBA Championship in the last five seasons. In Game One, Golden State outscored Portland by 16 points over the final 12 minutes to put the game away. The Warriors connected on 17-for- 33 from the three-point line and assisted on 30 of their 42 made field goals.
Golden State G Steph Curry exploded for a game high 36 points on a 12-for-23 shooting performance. Draymond Green chipped in 12 points and ten rebounds for the Warriors.
Recent Betting Trends:
Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
Warriors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
Over is 11-4 in Trail Blazers last 15 games following a straight up loss.
Under is 13-5 in Warriors last 18 home games.
Trail Blazers are 9-23 ATS in the last 32 meetings in Golden State.
Free Betting Pick: OVER 218
Golden State F Kevin Durant (calf) remains unlikely to play in Game Two and his status for the remainder of this series is uncertain. The Trail Blazers looked mentally exhausted in the series opener and I expect them to play with a greater sense of urgency on Thursday. My lean on a side is Portland, but the play is on the over. Final Score Prediction, Golden State Warriors win high scoring game 116-110.