Meanwhile, Portland advanced with a shocking Game 7 win in Denver on Sunday, 100-96, as CJ McCollum erupted for 37 points. This is the Blazers' first Western Conference Finals berth since 2000 and third postseason series versus the Warriors in the last four years. Golden State opened as an eight-point favorite, but is laying 7. 5 in the latest Warriors vs. Blazers odds. The over-under for total points scored is 220. 5, up two from the opener. Before you make any Trail Blazers vs. Warriors picks, check out what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
@@[NBA//Streams] Warriors vs Trail Blazers (Game 2) Live Stream reddit. The Golden State Warriors open their fifth straight Western Conference Finals when they host the upset-minded Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. Tipoff is at 9 p. m. ET from Oracle Arena. Golden State knocked off Houston in six games despite missing leading scorer Kevin Durant for part of Game 5 and all of Game 6. Durant will also sit out Tuesday night.
And you can count on Golden State kicking things up a notch in this round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs. In their last 14 games in the conference finals, the Warriors have covered 10 times. Plus, Portland is just 1-5 against the spread when the line is +6 to +9 like it is on Tuesday. But just because the Splash Brothers have regained their form doesn't mean Golden State covers the Warriors vs. Blazers spread in Game 1.
We'll tell you it is leaning over, but it also has a spread pick that cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations. That pick is available only at SportsLine. The model has factored in Stephen Curry's resurgence, which has helped compensate for the loss of Durant. In the last three games versus Houston, Curry poured in 88 total points and dished out 17 assists. Plus, Golden State will be highly confident given past playoff matchups with Portland. In the first round of the 2017 playoffs, the Warriors swept the Trail Blazers. In 2016, Golden State prevailed in five games. This series features the NBA's top backcourts, but only one side -- Curry and Klay Thompson -- has a championship pedigree.
The model, which simulates every game 10, 000 times, is crushing its NBA picks. It entered the conference finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs with a sterling record on its top-rated picks, returning more than $3, 000 in profit to anybody following them this season. And it has been particularly red-hot on its A-rated NBA money line picks, entering the conference finals on a strong 85-61 run. Anybody who has followed it is way up. Now, the model has crunched the numbers for Trail Blazers vs. Warriors.