NBA Playoff Betting Preview: Blazers vs. Warriors Game 2, April 19, 2017

  • April 18, 2017

by Jim Feist

Biggest betting mismatch of the night as the #8 seed Portland Trail Blazers head to Golden State for Game 2 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Portland got the cover in Game 1 but still got routed, 121-109 with a 33-21 Golden State fourth quarter. In Vegas the Warriors went from a 15-point favorite to -13.5 and the total has come down from 221 to 219.5.

#8 Blazers (41-42; 16-26 away)   

  • Portland (18-6 ATS run)  lost Game 1, 121-109, as Golden State’s Kevin Durant had 32 points, 10 rebounds. Draymond Green had 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five blocked shots and three steals .  
  • Portland backcourt runs the show with Damian Lillard (27 ppg) and C.J. McCollum (23 ppg).
  • Lillard before the series predicted Portland would win in six games.
  • They are 17-8 under the total after a loss.
  •  Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will not play in Game 2.
  • 20-8 ATS vs. the West, 17-36-1 ATS away vs team with home win percentage of 60% or higher.
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#1 Seed Warriors (68-15; 37-5 at  home)

  • Incredible star power behind Durant (25 ppg), Steph Curry (25.3 pg), Klay Thompson (22.3 pg), and workhorse Green (10.2 p, 8 rpg)
  • 12-3-1 ATS run.  42-20 run under the total, 10-4 under at home.
  • Durant was 12-of-20 shooting in Game 1.  
  • Warriors guard Klay Thompson is 7-of-29 from 3-point range in his last four games.
  • The Warriors are 4-12-2 ATS playing on two days of rest.
  • Head-to-head: The Over is 19-7 when these teams clash, the Blazers are 11-23-2 ATS, including 7-20 ATS at Golden State

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