Warriors to bury Trail Blazers

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  • Damian Lillard is averaging a career-high 31.4 points per contest for Portland 
  • The Western Conference rivals tip off from Chase Center at 10:00pm ET on Tuesday, February 28th

Golden State takes on Portland on Tuesday night in a game between two struggling Western Conference teams. The Warriors are just 4-6 in their last ten with Steph Curry still on the shelf with a leg injury. Meanwhile, the Blazers are on the outside of the playoffs looking in despite an incredible comeback season from Damian Lillard.

Before we break down the matchup, check out our guide to betting on the 2023 NBA Finals and our tips for betting on the NBA.

Warriors vs Trail Blazers

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Is Golden State cooked?

One of the more entertaining moments of last Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game was Charles Barkley’s on-air back-and-forth with Draymond Green. Sir Charles said the Warriors “were cooked” and not a serious title contender. “That’s crazy,” Green shot back. “You said that last year, but we all know you don’t know what you’re talking about.”

With no timetable set for Steph Curry’s return, Barkley is probably right. Entering Sunday’s game with Minnesota, Golden State was tied for seventh in the Western Conference with a 30-30 record. They’re likely destined for the NBA Play-In Tournament. Worse yet, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving moved to the West at the trade deadline, making the Warriors’ path to a second-straight championship all the more difficult.

Poor Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard sits third in the NBA in scoring this season with a career-high 31.4 points per game, along with 7.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds. Nevertheless, his Trail Blazers were tied for 11th in the West heading into Sunday’s game against Houston with a 28-31 record.

With 24 games left in the season, Portland is still in reach of the Play-In Tournament. However, they face an uphill battle in a crowded Western Conference. And the organization would probably prefer to lose games to enter the Wembenyama sweepstakes.

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Golden State vs Portland

With no Steph Curry, the spread for the Warriors/Blazers game on Tuesday should be tight once the odds are posted. Golden State is one of the better home teams in the NBA with a 23-7 record at Chase Center, covering the spread at a 62% clip (18-11-1). Portland is 12-17 on the road, and just under .500 (14-15) against the spread.

At 60.3%, Steve Kerr’s squad hits the OVER more than any other club in the league. But, strangely, only 44.8% of their games go OVER when they’re on home court. These two teams have split the season series so far. Jordan Poole scored 41 points in a GS win back in December before the Blazers answered with a 125-122 home win in early February.

Best Bet

Damian Lillard registered only the second triple-double of his career (33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds) when these teams last met. However, the Blazers can’t be trusted on the road against one of the league’s better home teams, with or without Steph Curry.

Having lost their first two games out of the All-Star break, Portland is bound to miss the postseason for only the third time in Lillard’s career. Expect a Warriors win on Tuesday night.

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