NBA Predictions, Picks & Preview – Warriors vs Trail Blazers Game 3
We have NBA Predictions for Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday May 18.
Golden State pulled one out of the hat to win Game 3, but Portland lost it more than anything. Holding a sizable double-digit lead in the third, the Trail Blazers shut up shop.
Portland will need to hold home court advantage, otherwise this series will be over quickly.
Our NBA Predictions look at the form and latest news from both the Warriors and Trail Blazers ahead of Game 3 in Portland.
Golden State Warriors Form & News
It’s tough to say the Warriors didn’t deserve to win Game 3, because they did, but they made tough work of it. Being down by as much as 17 points isn’t the usual position for the Warriors, but a huge third-quarter comeback was in the offing.
Stephan Curry is showing why he won NBA Championships without Kevin Durant. He’s leading his Warriors team and he’s putting them on his shoulders.
The likes of Thompson and Green were solid in support, but the comeback stemmed with the play of Curry.
We’re surprised to see the Warriors as +2.5 underdogs for Game 3 in Portland, but with Durant expected to miss at least another two games, bookmakers are playing it safe.
Golden State winning Game 3 wouldn’t surprise any bettors.
Portland Trail Blazers Form & News
Our NBA Predictions correctly predicted the Trail Blazers losing Game 2 but covering the spread. At halftime, we thought they would pull off the upset but it wasn’t to be.
It’s a game that will play on Portland’s minds for a long time. Much like Houston, Golden State gave them the chance to win the game but they didn’t take it.
Damian Lillard was missing in the first half but he did come alive in the second. His play kept the Warriors at bay throughout the second half but he wasn’t able to muster in the fourth.
CJ McCollum made timely shots but he also didn’t come up strong when it counted.
How Portland rebounds from that loss will be interesting. They could come out deflated, or they could come out with fire to hold their home court.
Once again, for Portland to win, they’re going to need both star players to come up strong. They’re seemingly not playing as a team and that could spell trouble.
It will be tough for bettors to take the –2.5 points spread, but given how well they’ve played at times, they could hold home court.
Warriors vs Trail Blazers Game 3 Betting Trends & Statistics
- Trail Blazers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days’ rest.
- Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs NBA Northwest.
- Warriors 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games.
- Over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Portland.
Warriors vs Trail Blazers Game 3 NBA Predictions
Our NBA Predictions are tipping the Golden State Warriors to take a 3-0 lead in the best of seven series.
Portland’s mental agility has come under question in the past and this is the ultimate test. They will need to bounce back, otherwise this series is over.
However, Warriors are playing within themselves and there’s a good flow on the court. Curry is still able to get his own shot, despite better defense in Game 2.
Warriors vs Trail Blazers Game 3 NBA Predictions: Warriors to win @ BetOnline