Portland is in good shape to make the NBA betting playoffs as they are in 8th place in the Western Conference but they can’t afford to look ahead as Memphis is still within striking range. The Blazers will try and help their cause on Thursday as they face a poor Golden State team. The problem for Portland is that they have lost their last nine trips to Oakland.
Trail Blazers are listed as 5 -point favorite with a total of 212.5 at SBG Global.
Portland is coming off an 88-81 win over Sacramento on Tuesday even though they didn’t play well. “We’re taking these wins, but we know we have to get better if we’re going to make a push,” said Portland’s Brandon Roy. Portland has won five of their last seven road games and they should win at Golden State and end that nine-game losing streak. Golden State is simply awful. They allowed 118 points per NBA betting game on their recent road trip where they went 0-5. “We played our hearts out. We came up short again,” coach Don Nelson said. “I have to be pleased with the way that we’re playing. We just can’t seem to scratch a win out.”
One key to the outcome of this game could be the status of Golden State’s leading scorer Monta Ellis. He has missed the last six games and is questionable on Thursday. He had 34 points, eight assists and a career high-tying six steals in Golden State’s win over Portland in November.
Portland is trying not to overlook the Warriors on Thursday. “Golden State is a tricky team,” Marcus Camby said, “They play small ball, they shoot the ball particularly well, so we definitely have to move our feet come Thursday night.”
The Trail Blazers are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road NBA betting games. The Trail Blazers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings at Golden State. The Warriors are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 vs. the Western Conference. The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.
The Over is 4-0 in the Trail Blazers last 4 road games. The Over is 15-7 in the Trail Blazers last 22 vs. the Western Conference. The Under is 4-1 in the Warriors last 5 home games. The Under is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings in Golden State.