[10:10 PM] Warriors @ Trail Blazers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Golden State Warriors (2-1)

@ Portland Trail Blazers (2-1)


Current odds:

Golden State Warriors: (-200)

Portland Trail Blazers: (+170)


ESPN simulations have Portland as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Golden State to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Golden State by 5 points.

The Golden State Warriors won their last two games to erase some of the sting from an opening night loss at home, but both wins left the team feeling frustrated with its inability to come together smoothly. The Warriors will keep working the process when they continue their road trip by visiting the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

Golden State is undoubtedly the hunted in every game and morphed from NBA darlings to villains with the signing of Durant over the summer. Durant and Curry combined to bury 7-of-12 3-pointers in the win but the rest of the team went 1-of-17 from beyond the arc, including a 0-of-6 effort from Klay Thompson.

Portland will take the floor with some extra motivation after losing to the Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals last spring in five games despite Lillard averaging 31.8 points and 7.6 assists. C.J. McCollum is a strong second scoring option and the Blazers are getting more from center Mason Plumlee in the early going. The Duke product totaled 30 points on 12-of-17 shooting in the last two games after a quiet opener against the Utah Jazz last week.

Green grabbed double-figure rebounds in each of the first three games and is averaging 10.3 points, 12 rebounds and 7.3 assists.

Trail Blazers C and former Warrior Festus Ezeli (knee) has yet to make his debut and is questionable for Tuesday.

Portland handed Golden State one of its nine regular-season losses last year with a 137-105 home triumph on Feb. 19 in which Lillard scored 51 points.


StreakSmarts Pick: Golden State Warriors

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick