Date/Time: 05-12-2019, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -7.5
In the opening game of the Finals of the West, the 3rd Portland Trail Blazers, who needed seven game in order to eliminate the Nuggets, are visiting the first Golden State Warriors, who eliminated the Rockets in the previous round. Both teams have back-to-back wins and are coming off road wins that eliminated their opponents.
Blazers had a 53-29 record (45-36-1 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the 3rd place of the West. They have won their last two games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Denver on the road in the seventh game of the series, 100-96. Warriors had a 57-25 record (35-46-1 ATS) in the regular season and finished on top of the West. They have won their last two games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Houston on the road in the sixth game of the series, 118-113.
Top Basketball BookmakersPortland are led in scoring by Damian Lillard with 28.4 ppg. He also adds 4.8 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 6 per game, while CJ McCollum follows with 25.6 ppg, adding 5.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. Enes Kanter adds 12.9 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 10.6 per game. Golden State are led in scoring by Kevin Durant with 34.2 ppg. He also adds 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game, while Stephen Curry follows with 24.2 ppg, adding 5.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. Klay Thompson adds 18.2 ppg and 3.9 rebounds per game.
Both squads are tied 2-2 wins so far this season and have split win in the two games in Golden State. Golden State are 34-13 at home, while Portland are 24-23 on the road. Golden State have a better offense with 117.7 ppg to Portland’s 114.2 ppg, while Portland have a better defense, allowing 110.4 ppg to Golden State’s 111.4. Golden State have a better accuracy both from the field (49% to 46.4%) and from behind the arc (38.3% to 35.9%). Portland on the other hand grab more rebounds (47.8 to 45.8) and commit fewer turnovers (13.1 to 13.8), while Golden State dish more assists (29.3 to 22.4). Golden State are superior and expect them to get away with an easy home victory tonight by more than 8 points.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Game 1 Prediction: Golden State Warriors -7.5 (-109)