Looking to win big? The Trail Blazers and Warriors face off at 8:30 ET on NBCS. The Warriors are hosting the game at Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. The over/under for this game is set at 232.5 points, and the Warriors are the home favorites against the Trail Blazers in a Western conference matchup.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +9

This game will be played at Chase Center at 8:30 ET on Saturday, December 23rd.

WHY BET THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 108-104 in favor of the Warriors.
  • Our projections have Stephen Curry finishing with Stephen Curry points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Warriors finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 15 threes.

Can the Trail Blazers Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

In their most recent five games, the Trail Blazers have gone 1-4 and have an overall record of 7-20. In the Western Conference, they are currently ranked 14th, while they are 5th in the Northwest division.

So far, Portland is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 13-14. On the road, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 9-5 compared to a 4-9 record vs. the spread at home.

Portland finished with 117 points in their game against the Wizards. This total surpasses their season-average of 108 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Anfernee Simons with 41 points. Deandre Ayton also added 23 points for the Trail Blazers.

On the defensive side, Trail Blazers is currently hovering around the NBA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 114.3 points per game.

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Trail Blazers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 58.1% inside the arc, and they're also giving up 32.9% from downtown.

Can The Warriors Secure a Home Victory?

In the Warriors' last five games, they are 4-1 and have a 14-14 overall record. When looking at their 28 games, the Warriors are 10-12 against Western Conference teams and are 4-2 in non-conference games.

Golden State comes in with an overall ATS record of 12-15 so far this season. Golden State has gone 5-11 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 7-4 when playing as underdogs.

The Warriors offense is coming off a game in which they scored 129 points vs. the Wizards. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.5% while connecting on 18 threes. Offensively, the Warriors have a season long field goal percentage of 45%, which is 25th in the league In terms of three-pointers, they are 13th in percentage and 4th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Warriors' defense is ranked 20 in the league at 116.1 points per contest.

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Warriors defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.9% while allowing 34.9% from downtown.