Warriors vs Trail Blazers prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, model’s Feb. 24 best bets on 69-41 run

The host Portland Trail Blazers are trying to keep their momentum going as the Golden State Warriors look to grab some when the teams meet Thursday night. Portland (25-34) won four in a row heading into the All-Star break, while the Warriors (41-17) lost four of five. Still, Golden State is second in the Western Conference, while the Blazers sit in 10th place. The Warriors are one of the best teams in the league on both sides, and they’ve won both previous meetings this season by at least 10 points. Portland has struggled defensively but has looked like a different team in recent games.

Tipoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. Golden State is a nine-point favorite in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Warriors vs. Blazers odds, while the over-under for total points is 223.5. Before making Blazers vs Warriors picks, you need to see NBA predictions and SportsLine projection model betting tips.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has earned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model enters Week 18 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 69-41 roll over all top-rated NBA picks, grossing nearly $2,300. Anyone who follows him has seen huge returns.

Now the model has broken down the Warriors vs Blazers matchup, and has just locked in his NBA picks and predictions. You can head over to SportsLine now to see the model choices. Here are the NBA odds and betting lines for Trail Blazers vs. Warriors:

  • Warriors vs. Blazers spread: Golden State -9
  • Warriors vs. Blazers over-under: 223.5 points
  • Silver line Warriors vs Blazers: Golden State -440, Portland +340
  • GSW: They are 6-7-2 ATS among road favorites this season
  • POR: They are 6-8 ATS this season as a home underdog

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Why the Warriors can cover

Golden State has star power on its side, and Steph Curry and Co. will be intent on coming away on a high against a Portland team that remains without Damian Lillard (abdominal). The Warriors struggled defensively during the five-game speed bump, but they’re one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. They allow just 103.7 points per game, fourth-fewest in the league, and are second in opponent field goal percentage (43.3) and third in 3-point defense (33, 4%). The Blazers are averaging 108 points (20th) and shooting 44.9% from the field (23rd), so Golden State should be able to limit their chances.

The Warriors are 9-7 ATS after a loss and 29-26-1 ATS overall. They average 9.3 steals, second in the league, with Curry one of three players averaging 1.4. Golden State is also one of the best shooting teams in the league, with Curry and Klay Thompson both hitting over 37% from outside and Andrew Wiggins at 41.4 (15th in the NBA). Curry has made 50 more 3-pointers and attempted 128 more than any other player in the league. He leads the team in scoring (25.8 per game) and assists (6.3) and averaging 5.3 rebounds.

Why Blazers Can Cover

Portland has covered in all four games during the winning streak, and it will have the home crowd behind it as it tries to build on that strong run. The Blazers have scored over 120 points in the last two games. The addition of Josh Hart in a trade with New Orleans seems to have sparked the offense. He has scored at least 22 goals in his three games and is averaging 24, a team high for the season. Anfernee Simons has at least 29 in every game of the winning streak and is averaging 17 per game.

Simons scored 31 points in a 123-119 win over Memphis last Wednesday, making five of 10 3-point tries, and he’s shooting 40 percent from long range. Hart had 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists against the Grizzlies. The Blazers have won 16 of their 25 home wins and are 15-17 ATS at Moda Center this season. They’re allowing 112 points per game for the season but have conceded an average of 105 over their last nine games. Golden State has allowed an average of 115.6 over its last five.

How to make Warriors vs Blazers picks

SportsLine’s model leans into the total, projecting a combined 219 points. It also indicates that one side of the spread hits more than 60% of the time. You can only get the model’s Blazers vs Warriors pick on SportsLine.

So who wins the Blazers vs. Warriors game on Thursday night? And which side of the spread hits more than 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Warriors vs Blazers to support, all from the advanced model on a 69-41 run on their top-rated NBA picks, and find out.