Date/Time: 05-16-2019, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -7.5
In the second game of the Western Conference Finals, the team that held the best record in the West and looking to defend their crown, Golden State Warriors, after taking the lead in the series with a dominant win in the opening game at home by 22 points, are hosting the third Portland Trail Blazers, who will have a second chance for a break tonight.
Blazers had a 53-29 record (45-36-1 against the spread) in the regular season and finished in the third place of the Western Conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 2-game victory streak end with a road defeat by Golden State in the first game of the series, 94-116. Warriors had a 57-25 record (35-46-1 against the spread) in the regular season and finished in the first place of the Western Conference. They have won their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Portland at home in the first game of the series, 116-94.
Top Basketball BookmakersPortland are led in scoring by Damian Lillard with 27.7 ppg. He also adds 4.7 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 6 per game, while CJ McCollum follows with 24.9 ppg, adding 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. Enes Kanter adds 12.7 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 11 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 but he injured and unavailable. Steph Curry follows with 25.2 ppg, adding 5.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game, while Klay Thompson adds 18.8 ppg and 3.7 rebounds per game.
Golden State leads Portland 3-2 wins so far this season and are 2-1 at home. Golden State are 35-13 at home so far, while Portland are 24-24 on the road. Golden State have a better offense with 117.7 ppg to Portland’s 114 ppg, while Portland have a better defense, allowing 110.4 ppg to Golden State’s 111.2. Golden State have a better accuracy both from the field (49% to 46.3%) and from behind the arc (38.5% to 35.8%). They also dish more assists per game (29.3 to 22.4), while Portland grab more rebounds (47.8 to 45.7) and commit fewer turnovers per game (13.2 to 13.8). Golden State are simply superior especially at home and expect them to win once again by more than 8 points.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Game 2 Prediction: Golden State Warriors -7.5 (-109)