Portland Blazers at Golden State Warriors Game 2 Picks & Betting Predictions 5/16/2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
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The Portland Blazers go to Oracle Arena on Thursday where they'll take on Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors lead the series 1-0 after winning Game 1 by a score of 116-94. Stephen Curry finished with 36 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists and Klay Thompson added 26 points for the Warriors. Golden State opens as 8-point favorites for Game 2. The total is set at 217.
The Blazers (53-29, 2nd in the Northwest Division) are covering the spread 54% of the time, going 51-43-1 for the year. The Warriors (57-25, 1st in the Pacific Division) have an ATS record of 41-53-1, so they are covering the spread 44% of the time. As the favorite, Golden State is covering the spread 43% of the time, while Portland covered 43% of the time as an underdog for the year. The Warriors haven't been good for basketball wagerers at home, going 19-28-1 ATS.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 51-43-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 50-43-0 against the over/under this year
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 40-53-1 against the spread this season
The Golden State Warriors are 46-48-0 against the over/under this year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/26/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle is out for season
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
05/14/19 SF Kevin Durant Calf is doubtful Thursday vs Portland
05/07/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Quad is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum comes into this game averaging 21.0 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Damian Lillard averages 25.8 points per contest in 35.5 minutes per game. He averages 6.9 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Stephen Curry scores 27.3 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 5.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Klay Thompson averages 21.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 114.7 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 48.0 boards per contest and 23.0 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 13.8 per game. The Blazers allow 110.5 points per contest, which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 2nd in the NBA with 117.7 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 6.46. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.2 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 29.4. The Warriors are 10th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Warriors give up 111.2 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 16th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Portland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Golden State is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.9, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland +8
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