Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Stephen Curry (30) react after Green's 3-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


Kyle Barrette

If you’re a reader of these articles by now, you know that any time you see the Blazers on the road, it’s game time. For those of you that are new, we will be highlighting specific reasons as to why we fade the Blazers when they are on the road. Let’s break it down. 

The Warriors come in as the top team in the NBA. With a dominant 16-2 record, this game will also take place at Oracle, where the Warriors are 10-1. The Warriors have not only been winning nearly all of their games, but they have been able to cover the spread at a high rate as well, as they are 13-4-1 ATS. The Warriors have the top scoring offense in the entire league, beating second-placed Utah by two points. The Warriors also play better offense at home, averaging six points more on their home floor than on the road. All these trends point to a long game for Portland, which has been dominated on the road all season.

Portland’s road woes continued as they lost again on the road, this time to the Kings, who came into the game on a four-game losing streak. After Portland’s last road loss, they fell to 1-7 on the road and have lost almost all of those games by double digits. Portland’s defense is allowing an eye-opening 10 points more in road games than in home games. It’s going to be interesting to see how well this Blazers team will be able to respond to the quick pace of the Warriors. This was one of the closer games that Portland had on the road, only losing by four points, but they still allow teams to shoot over 50% from the floor in almost every road game they play. Their defense just crumbled. The Blazers look to be in for a long night if they’re going to allow the number one offense to shoot over 50%. Curry might go for 60.

Warriors vs Blazers Pick: Warriors -6.5
This is a nine-point swing, technically, from their last road game, where the Blazers were somehow 2.5 favorites over the Kings, and that type of swing should set off alarm bells. The Blazers are simply beyond a mess on the road, and now they face the best offense in the league and the best cover team in the league while allowing teams to shoot 50%+ from the floor. Give me the Warriors -6.5.

Same Game Parlay
Warriors -6.5, Steph Curry First Basket, Curry Over 29.5 Pts, Damian Lillard Over 3.5 Made Threes, Curry Over 5.5 Made Threes and Warriors to win by 1-10 Pts.

SGP Odds +11759

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