NBA Matchup Insight
The Portland TrailBlazers are 4.5 games out of the last playoff spot in the West and while the Warriors are reeling they have a shot tonight since LaMarcus Aldridge may miss this game with a hip injury.
Golden State Warriors (22-34) at Portland Blazers (27-31)
When: 10:30 PM ET, Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Where: Rose Garden, Portland, OR
Warriors vs. Blazers Betting Lines from Bovada
*NBA ATS Matchup Report*
The Nuggets are coming off an embarrassing 123-84 loss to the Nuggets and they have lost 9 of their last 11 games.
The Blazer have lost 2 straight and are only 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Unless they catch fire they will be watching the playoffs from home.
The reason the Blazers have struggled in the 2nd half of their season is their defense, which has given up nearly 99 ppg in their last 18 home games. The Blazers were stellar at home in the beginning of the season, but they have lost 10 of their last 18 games in their house.
Not only is Aldridge questionable for tonight’s game, but Nicolas Batum is as well. For Golden State Stephen Curry is out with an ankle injury.
With a couple of forwards question marks for tonight’s game the guard trio of Jamal Crawford, Wesley Matthews, and Raymond Felton must play well and FW J.J. Hicksonhas to give Portland some inside scoring and man the boards.
The David Lee vs. Hickson match up down low is key tonight and Lee has to get over the Denver game when he stunk up the court going only 4/15 from the field.
Golden State guards Klay Thompson and Nate Robinson have to play well tonight and they have to push the tempo, as if this is a half court game Portland has the big advantage.
Warriors vs. Blazers Handicapping Preview
This season the Warriors are 31-25 ATS with an O/U record of 26-30 and the Blazers are 27-30-1 ATS with an O/U record of 31-27.
The Warriors are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, and they have an Under record of 13-3 in their last 16 home games.
The Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 18-8-1 ATS in their last 27 games vs. a team with a winning % below 40%, and they have an Over record of 7-2 in their last 9 games.
Pick: The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against the Blazers in Portland, but that trend will end tonight.
Something tells me the Blazers will play well in desperation mode and they will win and cover in this game.
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