Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors 4/9/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors 4/9/23
Sun 9th April 2023

The Portland Trail Blazers (33-48, 17-23 Home) will try to slow down one of the NBA’s top scoring teams when they welcome the Golden State Warriors (43-38, 10-30 Away) on Sunday. Golden State outplayed the Sacramento Kings 119-97 at Golden 1 Center on Friday. Klay Thompson was the leading scorer with 29 points.

Stephen Curry chipped in with 25 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. The Warriors are fifth in the Western Conference. Portland is playing the second of a back-to-back after dropping their third in a row yesterday at Arena, falling to the Los Angeles Clippers 136-125.

Kevin Knox II had 30 points and 11 rebounds in the loss, carrying the team. The Trail Blazers are 13th in the Western Conference. It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams.

Portland will be looking to even the season series after taking only one of the three previous games. Golden State won the last showdown 123-105 at Chase Center on February 28.

Jordan Poole led the Warriors with 29 points, while Donte DiVincenzo contributed 21 points. Damian Lillard had 25 points and seven assists in the loss.The Warriors have been led this season by Thompson and Poole, who are averaging 21.9 and 20.4 points per game, respectively.

Meanwhile, Kevon Looney is grabbing 9.3 rebounds per game, and Draymond Green is dishing 6.8 assists. Lillard (32.2 ppg) has been the primary provider of the Blazers’ offense.

He has the third-highest scoring average in the league. Lillard also has tallied 7.3 assists per game, 10th-most in the NBA. Drew Eubanks has averaged 5.4 rebounds per game.

The Warriors rank as one of the most explosive offenses in the league, third-best with 118.5 points per game. The Trail Blazers have had success in the last 10 matchups between the teams at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, winning six. Portland is looking to avoid a 10th straight home defeat this season.

Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers are 7-6 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 5-4 with a rest disadvantage. The Warriors are 5-2 with a rest advantage. In the last 10 games, Golden State is 7-3 with an average margin of +6.3 (119.8-113.5).

Portland has gone 2-8 over the last 10, allowing 122.8 points per game on average while scoring only 108.7 (-14.1 margin). The Trail Blazers are averaging 113.6 ppg for the full season while allowing 116.9.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Donte DiVincenzo: 24.8 | 17.3 | +7.5
Anthony Lamb: 8.0 | 11.7 | -3.7
Points per game:
Donte DiVincenzo: 13.2 | 9.4 | +3.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Shaedon Sharpe: 35.5 | 13.8 | +21.7
Points per game:
Shaedon Sharpe: 25.0 | 9.8 | +15.2
Rebounds per game:
Drew Eubanks: 8.0 | 5.4 | +2.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

GS Warriors -16.5 (-115)

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