NBA Betting: Blazers Eye Tough Road Trial
The Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors have a busy weekend ahead of them as they both have a pair of games over three days.
Portland is really in tough with road games against the two best teams in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics.
They face the Raptors in Toronto on Friday night. Heading into that game Portland has won four straight both straight up and against the spread. The Trail Blazers are also 7-1 SU in their last eight and 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven.
Toronto faces the Washington Wizards on Thursday before welcoming Portland. Entering their Thursday night matchup, the Raptors were a disappointing 2-6 ATS in their last eight. The Raptors and Trail Blazers met up in October and Toronto won 99-85 as a 3.5-point road underdog at Bovada Sportsbook. That was the Raptors’ fifth straight win over Portland while going 3-2 ATS.
The Celtics host Portland on Sunday after facing the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. Entering Friday’s matchup, Boston has won four straight ATS but at home is 1-3 SU and ATS in the last four.
In this matchup Boston is 3-2 SU and ATS in its last five vs Portland. However, in Boston, the Trail Blazers are 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four.
The Warriors’ weekend begins on Friday when they visit the Sacramento Kings. Coming off an upset loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night, the Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last six games, and they’ve lost three straight ATS on the road.
Sacramento has caught fire recently, going 3-1 SU in its last four and 4-1 ATS in the last five. At home the Kings have some work to do, with a 1-6 mark SU and ATS in their last seven.
Back in November, the Kings surprised the Warriors in a 110-106 win as a 13-point underdog. Despite that win, Sacramento is still only 2-15 SU and 10-6-1 ATS in the last 17 vs Golden State.
Golden State is right back at it on Saturday on the road against the Denver Nuggets. Denver is in action on Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder and heads into that game 2-6-1 ATS in the last nine.
The Warriors and Nuggets have split the season series 1-1 SU so far, but Denver is 1-0-1 ATS. In their last 11 games vs the Nuggets, the Warriors are 8-3 SU but a lousy 2-7-2 ATS.