The NBA regular season is back on Wednesday night with 11 games scheduled, including the Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers. Plenty of squads got a lot of rest due to the start of the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament knockout rounds on Monday. On that note, here's the preview for the Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers, including the prediction and betting tips.
Golden State and Portland face each other for the first time this season. The Warriors have dominated the matchup in recent years with seven wins in their last 10 meetings since Jan. 1, 2021.
Wednesday's game will also be the 243rd regular-season meeting between the two franchises. The Blazers are ahead 130-112 in their all-time head-to-head matchup with the Warriors.
Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers preview, prediction, odds and betting tips
The Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California. The game begins at 10:00 p.m. EST and will be televised on NBC Sports Bay Area and ROOT Sports in Oregon.
Moneyline: Warriors (-700) vs Blazers (+520)
Spread: Warriors -12 (-115) vs Blazers +12 (-105)
Total (O/U): Warriors -110 (u225.5) vs Blazers -110 (o225.5)
Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers preview
It has been a difficult season for the Golden State Warriors as they sit 11th in the Western Conference with a record of 9-11. They have lost seven of their last 10 games, with Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins struggling on offense.
Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers are two spots below Golden State with a 6-13 record. The Blazers have also lost seven of their last 10 games, but there's a silver lining for their rebuilding season. Chaunce Billups has turned the team into an elite defensive team, but their offense needs a lot of fixing.
Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers predicted lineups
The Golden State Warriors have three players on their injury report, with Chris Paul and Andrew Wiggins listed as probable. Both players are likely playing on Wednesday, with Wiggins on the starting lineup along with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney.
Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers are going to be without starters DeAndre Ayton, Jerami Grant and Anfernee Simons. Coach Chauncey Billups will likely use a starting five comprising Malcolm Brogdon, Shaedon Sharpe, Matisse Thybulle, Toumani Camara and Duop Reath.
Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers betting tips
Steph Curry is slightly favored to go under 27.5 points, which is below his season average of 29.1 points. Curry has recorded under 27.5 points in three of his last five games. But it should be noted that the four-time NBA champion averages 27.6 points against the Portland Trail Blazers in his career.
Curry also has an over/under of 4.5 3-pointers made (3PM) for Wednesday's game. He's favored to go under, as he has gone over 4.5 3PM once in his last five contests.
Klay Thompson is heavily favored to go under 3.5 3PM due to his current struggles shooting the ball. Thompson is averaging just 2.8 3PM this season, which is way below his career numbers. He has gone over 3.5 3PM in just two of his last five games.
Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction
The Golden State Warriors are the heavy favorites to get the win over the Portland Trail Blazer. The Warriors might have lost two of their last three games but have played much better.
Oddsmakers are predicting a win for Golden State, who will also cover the spread and the totals going over. It should pointed out the total has gone over in six of the last eight Warriors games.