The Golden State Warriors head to the Moda Center to take on the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Dubs have just ended their longest losing streak in 18 years and are looking to get back to back wins against a sliding Portland team. Golden State is missing several players but with D’Angelo Russell coming off one of his best games of the year, the Warriors are confident heading to Monday’s contest. Portland has lost 10 out of their last 14 games, including their last two. The Blazers played without C.J. McCollum due to an ankle sprain while Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver didn’t travel with the team amidst trade rumors. Portland looks to get back on track as their playoff chances are starting to fade.

Basketball 10-Game Skid Over

The Golden State Warriors’ longest losing streak since March 2002 is finally over. D’Angelo Russell scored 26 points and handed out a season-high 12 assists to lead the Dubs to a 109-95 win over the Orlando Magic at the Chase Center on Saturday night The win snapped Golden State’s 10-game losing skid and also stopped a five-game home losing streak.

Jordan Poole scored 21 points off the Golden State bench and Eric Paschall added 20 for the Warriors who suited up just nine players against the Magic with Draymond Green sitting out the game with a sprained left index finger and Jacob Evans III suffering a concussion last Tuesday.

The Warriors are 26th in the league in scoring at 104.5 points per game. They are allowing the 20th most points per game this season at 113.7. Golden State is ranked 21st in rebounding at 43.9 boards grabbed per contest and they are also 13th in passing at 24.6 assists per game.

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Trail Blazers


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Basketball Short-Handed Blazers

Like the Warriors, the Portland Trail Blazers also entered their Saturday assignment short-handed. Portland only had eight players available against the Oklahoma City Thunder amidst reports that they are about to engage in a trade for Trevor Ariza. With their lack of manpower, the Blazers lost to the Thunder 106-119 for their second consecutive defeat.

Damian Lillard played through an upper respiratory illness to score 34 points for Portland while backcourt partner C.J. McCollum missed the game with a sprained ankle. Gary Trent Jr. scored a career-high 30 points but Carmelo Anthony shot just 4-13 and contributed 9 points for Portland. Hassan Whiteside also had six points and nine rebounds for the Blazers.

Portland ranks 14th in the league in scoring at 1111.5 points per game. They are 11th in rebounding at 45.9 boards grabbed per contest and are dead last in passing at 19.7 dimes per outing. The Blazers are 21st overall in scoring defense at 113.9 points per game allowed this season.

Basketball Who Wins?

Golden State is 1-10 SU in their last 11 games played. The Warriors are 0-7 SU in their last seven games played on the road. Portland is 4-10 SU in their last 14 games played. The Blazers are 4-6 SU in 10 home games against the Western Conference, and 2-4 SU in their last six January games. Head to head, the Warriors are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games played against the Blazers.

Golden State heads to Portland coming off a win over the Orlando Magic. This has been a tough year for the Dubs and the injuries just keep on coming. The latest casualties were Jacob Evans III and Draymond Green. With a healthy D’Angelo Russell though, the Warriors are confident they can pull off this win.

The Blazers are also playing short-handed. With a rumored trade hanging over their backs, they may continue to miss rotation players. C.J. McCollum is listed as day to day and his 21.5 points per game are a big deficit to fill. Carmelo Anthony needs to recover from a nine-point outing against the Thunder.

This is going to be an interesting game between two struggling and injury-stricken team. Portland consummated the Trevor Ariza trade and will be without the players they gave up. McCollum’s absence ( if he doesn’t play ) will be a big factor but with Lillard and Melo, I think Portland still has more weapons. They are also playing at home here so I have to go with the Blazers. Portland has beaten Golden State in the latter’s last five visits.

Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers

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Basketball Other Bets to Make

The Warriors are 4-2 ATS in their last six games played. Golden State is 2-3 ATS in their last five games played on the road, and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent from the Northwest Division. The Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last six games played. Portland is 0-5 ATS in their last five games played at home. Head to head, Golden State is 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games played against Portland.

What are the Spread Odds?


+6.5 (-110)


-6.5 (-110)

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The Warriors head to this game with a sigh of relief after snapping their 10-game losing streak. But still, this team is missing plenty of players aside from Steph and Klay. Portland is without C.J. McCollum but they still have more scorers on deck to help Lillard with the load. I like Portland to cover the spread as well.

Prediction: Trail Blazers -6.5

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The total has gone under in six out of the last seven games played by the Warriors. The under is 4-1 in Golden State’s last five games played on the road, and the under is also 5-1 in their last six games played against the Western Conference. The total has gone under in six out of the last 10 games played by the Blazers. Portland has seen the total go over in five out of their last six games against the Pacific Division. Head to head, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams. The over is also 13-3 in their last 16 meetings in Portland.

What are the Total Odds?


229 (-110)


229 (-110)

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Both teams will be without key players due to injuries so it’s hard to expect a big scoring night from both these teams. If Portland shows a new look with Ariza here, I’m not sure if they jell right away. If they don’t play then the Blazers will be undermanned again. The Warriors are in the bottom 5 in scoring and Portland is just in the middle of the rankings when it comes to putting up points. I think these teams fail to hit the total here.

Prediction: Under 229

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