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Warriors vs. Blazers Game 2
Spread: Warriors (-15), per OddsShark.com
Moneyline: Warriors (-2300), Blazers (+1100)
Warriors Record Against the Spread: 40-39-4
Blazers Record Against the Spread: 41-42
Preview & Prediction
Though the Warriors ultimately won Game 1 by 12 points, it was a lot closer than the final score suggests. It was tied heading into the final period, and a couple of Evan Turner free throws made it a six-point game with 5:16 remaining before Golden State pulled away down the stretch.
While the Dubs are known for their abundance of All-Stars, and they certainly did their part in Game 1, the bench also played a crucial role in the opener. The lineup of Ian Clark, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green and David West was especially key, outscoring the Blazers 28-17 in their 10.3 minutes on the court together.
With Kevin Durant battling a left calf strain and being listed as questionable, the Warriors’ bench may be vital again in Game 2. The Dubs should still be able to win even if Durant is sidelined–they went 16-4 without him during the regular season–but covering a 15-point spread may not be as easy.
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum have proven several times over the last two seasons that they match up well against Golden State. They may need to combine for about 90 to come away from Oracle with a win, but covering such a massive spread is certainly obtainable, especially if KD is out.
Prediction: Warriors 116, Blazers 106
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