Warriors vs. Blazers Game 2 Betting Preview: Bank on a Blazers Bounceback?

May 16, 2019 06:35 PM EDT

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Game 2: Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors Betting Odds

  • Spread: Warriors -7.5
  • Over/Under: 218
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Series Score: Warriors Lead 1-0

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The Warriors covered again without Kevin Durant, and he’s already been ruled out for Game 2.

Expect more of the same or can the Blazers make this a closer affair? Our experts weigh in.

Betting Trends to Know

The Warriors are back to their old selves again. They beat the Blazers at home by 22 points in Game 1 while shooting 50% from the field; they hit their patented assist mark of 30 as well.  So how does that bode for Game 2?

Since 2005, teams that shot at least 50% from the field and hit that 30-assist mark in their previous game have gone 42-25 ATS (62.7%) in their next game, including 27-11 ATS (71.1%) when favored. Put simply: Good teams keep playing well. – Evan Abrams

That said, a lot of that was hot shooting from the outside specifically: Golden State made 17-of-33 (51.5%) 3-point attempts. The Dubs easily covered as 7.5-point favorites, but bettors shouldn’t bank on the same result in Game 2. Since 2005, teams that made 50% or more of their 3s in the previous game have gone 91-91-6 ATS in the playoffs — likely thanks to regression from behind the arc. – John Ewing

Can the Blazers bounce back in Game 2? Recent history says no. In the past 10 years, teams that lost their previous playoff game by 20 or more points have gone 52-65-1 (44%) ATS in the next one. – Ewing

Terry Stotts has had a tough time covering the spread in playoff games. In his career as a coach in the playoffs, he is 17-34-2 ATS (33.3%), the second-least profitable coach ATS ahead of just Dwane Casey.

The biggest pain point for Stotts is his track record on the road, where he is 8-19-2 ATS (29.6%) in the playoffs. He’s also the second-least profitable coach in that spot ahead of just Mike Woodson.

In the 2019 playoffs, though, Stotts has done a good job at not losing consecutive road games; the Blazers are 3-0 straight-up and ATS in their next road game after a road loss. – Abrams

Under Steve Kerr, the Warriors are 16-14 ATS (53.3%) when they play at home after a straight-up and ATS win. Of those 30 games, Kevin Durant has played in 12 of them and missed 18. The Warriors are 3-9 ATS in this spot with him and 13-5 ATS without him. – Abrams

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