Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors: 1/1/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 1, 2021

A game after he went off for 31 points in an 116-106 win over the Pistons, Stephen Curry leads the Golden State Warriors (2-2) at home against the Portland Trail Blazers (2-2) on Friday, January 1, 2021. The Warriors are underdogs by 3.5 points in the matchup, which starts at 10:30 PM ET on NBA TV. The matchup’s point total is set at 231.

Betting Information

Trail Blazers vs Warriors Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Trail Blazers -3.5 -110 -110 231 -110 -110
Place a bet on Portland Trail Blazers or the Golden State Warriors for Friday’s game.

Head to Head

Golden State has a 6-4 record in the last 10 head-to-head matchups against Portland. The Warriors have an advantage against the spread as well (2-1) when hitting the court against the Trail Blazers.

Trail Blazers vs Warriors in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/20/2020 Trail Blazers Trail Blazers -7 221.5 -313 253 Regular Season 129-124 POR
12/18/2019 Trail Blazers Trail Blazers -9.5 220.5 -478 371 Regular Season 122-112 POR
11/4/2019 Trail Blazers Warriors -11.5 220.5 -839 588 Regular Season 127-118 GS
5/20/2019 Trail Blazers Playoffs 119-117 GS
5/18/2019 Trail Blazers Playoffs 110-99 GS
5/16/2019 Warriors Playoffs 114-111 GS
5/14/2019 Warriors Playoffs 116-94 GS
2/13/2019 Trail Blazers Regular Season 129-107 POR
12/29/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 115-105 GS
12/27/2018 Warriors Regular Season 110-109 POR
  • 1/20/2020 DNP – Trail Blazers: CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic Warriors: Stephen Curry
  • 12/18/2019 DNP – Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic; Warriors: Stephen Curry
  • 11/4/2019 DNP – Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic; Warriors: D’Angelo Russell, Stephen Curry
  • Trail Blazers Betting Information

    • Portland covered in just 34 of 80 matchups last season.
    • The Trail Blazers posted a losing record of 12-15 against the spread when the spread was -3.5 or bigger.
    • More often than not, Portland and its foes united to hit the over, cashing in on 46 of 80 chances last season.
    Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers to win the NBA Championship.

    Warriors Betting Information

    • Golden State covered the spread in fewer than half of its games, going 31-33-1 ATS.
    • The Warriors fared well as a 3.5-point underdog, going 0-2 against the spread when they were at least 3.5-point underdogs.
    • In the majority of Golden State’s games last year, the teams did not hit the over (30 out of 65 games, 46.2%).
    Bet on the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Trail Blazers and their opponents scored at least 231 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 42 of 80 games (52.5%) last year.
    • In 22 of 65 opportunities (33.8%) last season, Golden State combined with its opponents to score more than 231 points.
    • These teams averaged a combined 220.9 points per game last year, 10.1 less points than the over/under of 231 set for this game.
    • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined 0.3 more points per game last season (231.3) than this matchup’s total of 231 points.
    • The Trail Blazers’ average point total in matchups last year was 230.9, 0.1 points below the total in this game.
    • The average over/under in Warriors games last year was 9.6 less points than the point total of 231 in this outing.
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    Trail Blazers Leaders

    • Damian Lillard put up 30.0 points per game last season while also adding 8.0 assists.
    • Robert Covington grabbed 8.0 rebounds per game.
    • Lillard was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, connecting on 4.1 per game.
    • Covington averaged 1.7 steals and 1.0 block per game.

    Warriors Leaders

    • Andrew Wiggins racked up 22.4 points per game last season.
    • Kelly Oubre Jr. collected 6.4 rebounds a game and Draymond Green dished out 6.2 assists per outing.
    • Wiggins was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, hitting 2.2 per game.
    • Green nicked 1.4 steals per game. Marquese Chriss collected 1.1 blocks an outing.
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