- Date & Location: Friday, November 26 at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif
- Time: 10 p.m. ET
- How to Watch: NBC Sports Bay Area, NBA League Pass
The Golden State Warriors have lost one game in October and one game in November. With that, the team sits atop the NBA standings with an overall record of 16-2. Golden State is on a five-game winning streak heading into its matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night at home in the Chase Center.
Portland does not compare to Golden State when it comes to wins and losses, but the Trail Blazers have a winning record and are the No. 2 team in the Northwest division where they trail the Utah Jazz by 2.5 games. Portland’s record heading into Friday’s game is 10-9. The team is coming off a loss to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. That 125-121 setback ended Portland’s four-game winning streak.
This is the first meeting between Portland and Golden State this season.
Before we break down the Trail Blazers vs. Warriors matchup, check out the best NBA betting sites and our betting guide for the 2022 NBA Finals.
Trail Blazers vs. Warriors Odds
The Trail Blazers are one of the highest scoring teams in the NBA this season. Portland averages 110.9 points per game, which puts the club in the no. 5 spot in scoring. As for scoring on the road, the Trail Blazers have not been as good as at home. As an away team, Portland scores an average of 104.9 points per game. The Blazers team defense is near the bottom of the NBA. The team ranks 23rd in scoring against this season, allowing an average of 109.6 points per game. As the road team, Portland gives up more points than just two other clubs. On average, the Blazers surrender 115.3 points per game on the road.
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) November 25, 2021
Damian Lillard leads Portland in scoring with an average of 22.3 points per game. Lillard also paces the team in assists with 8.1 per game. Jusuf Nurkic is Portland’s top rebounder with an average of 11.3 per game. Nurkic also leads the team in steals with 1.3 per game. Portland has one other player who averages more than 20 points per game and that is CJ McCollum. McCollum is averaging 20.6 points and 4.4 assists per game for the Blazers.
Portland is 1-8 as the road team this season.
Golden State Analysis
The Warriors average 114.3 points per game this season. That NBA leading total is two points per game more than the No. 2 club, the Utah Jazz. As for home scoring, the Warriors are No. 1 in that category as well, averaging 116.6 points per game. Golden State is also allowing the fewest points per game this season. The Warriors allow an average of 100.8 points per game. The team does not allow the fewest home points per game, but with an average of 99.9 points surrendered per contest, Golden State is third in that category.
Down 19 in the first half
& finished the game up 20.@Verizon || Game Rewind pic.twitter.com/NfFJwR8se8
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 25, 2021
Steph Curry leads the Warriors and the NBA in scoring this season with an average of 28.2 points per game. Curry is also the top player on the Warriors in steals with 1.6 per game. Draymond Green leads the club in rebounds with 8.0 per game and assists with 7.6 per outing. Andrew Wiggins is the second highest scorer for the Warriors, he averages 19.1 points per game to go with 4.4 rebounds.
Golden State is 10-1 as the home team this year.
Golden State is 6-4 against Portland in their past 10 meetings.
The total has gone under in five of Golden State’s past seven games.
The total has gone over in five of Portland’s past six games.
The total has gone over in five of the past seven matchups between these teams.
Golden State is 17-2 in their past 19 games at home vs. Portland.
Portland is 4-9 in their past 13 games against a Pacific Division team.
Pick Golden State to win. The way they are playing and how they are beating their opponents, they defeated Toronto 119-104 and Philadelphia 116-96 in their past two home games, it’s hard to pick against the Warriors.
Pick Golden State to cover. Golden State is 8-2-1 against the spread at home this season. With the points they put up and how many points Portland gives up on the road. Golden State should cover.
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