Golden State Warriors at Portland Blazers Game 3 Tips 5/18/2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors go to Moda Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Portland Blazers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors held on for a 114-111 win in Game 2 to take a 2-0 series lead. Steph Curry finished with 37 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists and Andre Iguodala stripped Damian Lillard on the last possession of the game to seal it. Portland opens Game 3 as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 221.
The Warriors have been lousy for basketball wagerers, having gone 41-53-1 against the spread. Portland covers the spread 54.3% of the time, going 51-43-1. The Blazers have been a very good bet for NBA bettors as a favorite, going 35-22-1. Golden State covers the spread 50.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 5-5-0.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Warriors have been an inconsistent Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 46-49-0.
The Warriors are covering 46.8% of the time as the visitor, having gone 22-25-0.
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Blazers are covering 58.7% of the time at Moda Center, going 27-19-1.
The Blazers have been an inconsistent Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 49-44-2.
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
05/16/19 SF Kevin Durant Calf is out Saturday vs Portland
05/07/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Quad is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/26/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle is out for season
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 92%. Klay Thompson averages 21.5 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
CJ McCollum averages 21.0 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Damian Lillard averages 25.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 117.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 29.4 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.3 per game. The Warriors allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 6th in the league with 114.7 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.0 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 23.0. The Blazers are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Blazers surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 12th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Golden State is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Portland is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -2.5
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