Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Game 1

Warriors Open as NBA Betting Online Favorite to Blazers

June 13th, 2019 NBA Basketball, Online Wagering

At the onset of the Western Conference Finals is the belief by gamblers that Golden State is destined for its fourth world championship in five years.  Not to mention their third consecutive title in a row.  Concurrently the Warriors are the prohibitive NBA betting online favorite to dispose of the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals.  However, the Trail Blazers bring their own set of abilities and assets.  Namely Damian Lillard is a true impact player and star.  Of great concern is the continuing challenge of the Warriors bringing any wagering value.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Game 1

Date and Time:  Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 9 p.m. ET

Location:  ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California

NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:

TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Trailblazers+8 (-110)218½ (-110)+290
Warriors-8 (-110)218½ (-110)-350
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Trail Blazers vs. Warriors TV Coverage:  ESPN

Western Conference Finals

Now the first two games of this series will be at Golden State.  Portland will host games three and four.  If necessary, game five returns to Golden State with game six at Portland.  It follows that a game seven would be at Golden State.  The winner of this series will advance to the NBA Finals.

Portland’s Road to the Western Conference Finals

First round action saw the Trail Blazers dispose of the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games.  Second round play featured a tough seven game series in which the Blazers were able to eliminate the Denver Nuggets in seven games.  Damian Lillard has been the king pin with 28.4 points per game.  Accordingly, CJ McCollum is adding 25.6 points per outing.

Golden State’s Road to the Western Conference Finals

The Warriors are coming off back to back six game series wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets.  Of major concern was a sloppy series against the Clippers in which doubts began to raise about the Warriors ability to repeat.  Contrarily Golden State was much better against a Houston team primed for an upset.  Initially this series will open without the injured Warriors leading scorer Kevin Durant.

Portland and Golden State Betting Trends

Recent NBA online betting value has not been good for Portland on the road.  As an example, the Trail Blazers have covered only three of their last nine road matchups.  Four of their last seven away teams have gone over the total.   In the same way the Warriors have been a weak play at ORACLE Arena.  Golden State has covered only one of their last five home games.  Three of those five games have gone over the total.

Trail Blazers vs. Warriors Head to Head vs. Spread at ORACLE Arena

Late on the Trail Blazers have been effective at getting the money at ORACLE Arena.  Portland has covered four of their last six games at Golden State.  Three of the last four between these teams at ORACLE Arena have gone under the Online wagering total.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation the home court disadvantage of Golden State must be taken into account.  Portland has been a proven NBA betting online asset at ORACLE Arena.  And the combination of Lillard and McCollum has been exceptional in post season.

NBA Betting Online Picks

On this occasion Portland plus the points is the better value.

NBA Betting Online Pick:  Portland Trail Blazers

NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Trail Blazers 104, Warriors 105

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