The Blazers may be a popular choice in this basketball betting contest but it should be noted that the Warriors have won six of the last ten against the Blazers.
Basketball bet had Portland routing Golden State 105-89 in their last meeting back in January. The only other meeting between the two teams this season was in November as the Warriors won 108-94 at home. For some unknown reason when these two teams meet the games are rarely close. Look at the margin of victories in the last ten games. They are 16, 14, 7, 13, 5, 16, 6, 18, 10 and 22. The last three games between these two teams have gone under the basketball betting total.
Golden State has won nine straight games in Oakland in this series but they will be tested to keep that streak going in this game. In the two games this year Brandon Roy leads Portland with 27 points per game with Andre Miller adding 18.5 points per game. The winning team has scored more than 100 points in each of the last 12 games in the series.
In previous seasons the Trail Blazers have been very good at home but have struggled on the road. This season the Blazers have been much better against the basketball bet odds on the road. In fact, Portland is a very profitable 20-12 vs. the spread in road games this season. Portland is 4th in the league on defense and with Brandon Roy they have a player who can make an offensive impact.
Golden State has really been a weird team to follow this season. They don’t win a lot of games straight up but they can cover for you when you make a basketball bet. The Warriors haven’t even had leading scorer Monta Ellis lately but they have still been competitive. Ellis is questionable for Thursday’s game. The Warriors have lost seven of their last eight straight up but they are 4-4 against the basketball bet point spread. Golden State has been led lately by rookie Stephen Curry. The Warriors can still score enough points to cover the spread as they are third in the league in points per game and you just can’t automatically go against Golden State even with all of their injuries.