Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Pick – NBA November 26, 2021

The Portland Trail Blazers are in the Bay Area for what should be a good matchup against the Golden State Warriors. The Trail Blazers have found recent success, but are coming off a 125-121 loss on Wednesday. That ended a four-game winning streak for the Blazers.

They were coming off a 119-100 loss against the Denver Nuggets before the Kings put the Blazers out. Portland has been just kind of meh this season. Before winning four in a row, the Blazers lost three of four games.

They’ve been up and down, which can’t be the case for Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. They are supposed to be better than that. If the Blazers aren’t in a position to win at the trade deadline, it would seem prudent that McCollum rumors are going to heat up.

Lillard? If the Blazers were to do that it’d indicate they could be in rebuild mode. Then again, the Raptors traded DeMar DeRozan and brought in Kawhi Leonard, so it’s no guarantee. There doesn’t appear to be a superstar on the trade market this year, and they’d probably want to pair one with Lillard.

The Trail Blazers are going into Friday night with a record of 10-9. More is expected from Portland. A win against Golden State this evening might be a good catalyst for the Blazers. It’s not going to be easy versus a dangerous Warriors squad.

This team can just flip a switch and catch fire. It doesn’t matter if they’re losing by double digits in the first-half, the Dubs can easily turn the game around and turn a double-digit deficit into a win. They were down by double digits against the 76ers on Wednesday, and then turned it into a 116-96 win.

You can’t slow down against the Warriors. If a team has a lead, they must keep their foot on the gas pedal until there’s no time left on the clock. That goes for having a big lead in the second-half.

Cleveland had the Warriors on the ropes on November 18. They won all three quarters, but collapsed in the 4th and lost the final frame by a score of 36-8 and lost the game, 104-89. That’s how dangerous Golden State can be even when trailing. Head below for our free Trail Blazers vs. Warriors pick on November 26, 2021.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Live Odds and Betting History:

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Portland Trail Blazers +6 (-110) +200 Over 225 (-113)
Golden State Warriors -6 (-110) -240 Under 225 (-110)
Team Data Portland Trail Blazers Golden State Warriors
Overall Record 10-9 16-2
ATS Record 8-10-1 13-4-1
Away/Home Record 1-8 10-1
ATS Away/Home 1-8-0 8-2-1
Points Per Game 110.9 114.3
Points Against Per Game 109.6 100.8
Field Goal % 46.2 47.7
Three Point % 35.6 36.7

Trail Blazers vs. Warriors Prediction:

The Trail Blazers need to find out how to play on the road before they start thinking about competing with the elites in the NBA.

They have been abysmal with a record of 1-8. Their only win on the road was against the lowly Houston Rockets on November 12.

Overall, the Blazers are fifth in the league with 110.9 points scored per game, and shooting 46.2% from the field for ninth.

However, their offensive productivity drops off significantly on the road. They have netted 104.9 points a game and shooting 44.4% on the road.

That can’t happen on a team that has struggled to play defense efficiently. Portland is 23rd in the NBA with 109.6 points allowed per game.

Teams are shooting at a nice clip against the Blazers with a field goal percentage of 47.1%. That goes for downtown as well, with the Blazers 28th in the NBA with teams shooting 38.8% from deep versus their defense.


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Trends:

Trail Blazers

  • 3-1-1 ATS in their previous five games
  • 0-6 ATS in their previous six games as an underdog
  • 0-6 ATS in their previous six games versus a team with a winning home record
  • 1-11 ATS in their previous 12 games on the road
  • OVER is 6-1 in their previous seven games as an underdog

Warriors

  • 21-5-2 ATS in their previous 27 games
  • 7-1-1 ATS in their previous nine games on one-day rest
  • 10-1 ATS in their previous 11 games versus a team with a winning record
  • 16-4-1 ATS in their previous 21 games as a favorite
  • 19-6-1 ATS in their previous 26 games at the Chase Center

The Blazers have to look out for when Golden State gets hot in this game. They’re going to get hot, and just have to try their best to keep up. Portland doesn’t have the defense to prevent the Warriors from finding a couple of red-hot runs in this one from the field.

The Warriors are first in the league with 114.3 points scored per game. They are also shooting 47.7% from the field and 36.7% from three. There is no lackluster effort on the other side of the floor, either.

Golden State leads the league in defense as well, with 100.8 points allowed per game and opponents shooting an anemic 42% from the field. Cleaning up the boards has been a priority for Golden State, as they are 4th in defensive and 3rd in offensive rebounding in the NBA.

Don’t expect the Blazers to keep up when the Warriors get hot from the field. All it can take is a few minutes for Golden State to pull away from a team. Against the Blazers’ defense, they should pull that off on Friday night at home. I like the Warriors by around 10 points to win and cover.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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