Free NBA Picks Today: Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers 2/28/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers 2/28/23
Tue 28th February 2023

The Portland Trail Blazers (29-31, 12-17 Away) will try to slow down one of the NBA’s top scoring teams when they travel to face the Golden State Warriors (31-30, 24-7 Home) on Tuesday.

Portland topped the Houston Rockets 131-114 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on Sunday. Damian Lillard had a standout performance with 71 points, six rebounds, and six assists. The Trail Blazers are the 12th seed in the Western Conference.

Golden State won their third in a row at home on Sunday at Chase Center, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-104. Klay Thompson had 32 points to top the scoresheet.

With 21 points and eight rebounds, Donte DiVincenzo also produced a strong performance. The Warriors are the ninth seed in the Western Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Portland and Golden State have split their two matchups this season. The Trail Blazers got the win in the most recent meeting, beating the Warriors 125-122 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on February 8.

Lillard led the Trail Blazers with a triple double, totaling 33 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. Jordan Poole had 38 points and seven assists in defeat. The Blazers have been led this season by Lillard, who is averaging 32.3 points per game, third-highest in the league.

Lillard also has dished 7.2 assists per game, 10th-most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. Thompson and Poole have powered the Warriors’ offense, averaging 22.1 and 20.7 points per game, respectively.

Kevon Looney is collecting 9.1 rebounds per game, and Draymond Green is doling out 6.7 assists. The Warriors are averaging 118.3 points per game, ranking as one of the highest-scoring offenses in the league (2nd).The Trail Blazers are 1-5 in six games at Chase Center.

Portland is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -2.8 (120.4-123.2). For the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 115.2 points per game, compared to 115.3 for opponents. Golden State has also split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 119.7 points per game on average while allowing 118.4 (+1.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Damian Lillard: 59.5 | 43.8 | +15.7
Points per game:
Damian Lillard: 47.0 | 32.3 | +14.7
Anfernee Simons: 14.0 | 21.4 | -7.4
Rebounds per game:
Drew Eubanks: 8.6 | 5.0 | +3.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Andrew Wiggins: 40.0 | 24.4 | +15.6
Points per game:
Andrew Wiggins: 29.0 | 17.1 | +11.9
Rebounds per game:
Kevon Looney: 14.4 | 9.1 | +5.3
Draymond Green: 5.3 | 7.2 | -1.9

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

GS Warriors (-175)

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