Portland vs. Golden State,
05/14/2019 21:00 EDT,
Score: 94 - 116
Total: -110/+219½ Under
Western Conference - Finals - Best of 7 - Game 1
Portland has really piked up its defensive intensity in these play offs. That was evident vs the Denver Nuggets in this last series. Note: Since late December of 2015, the Denver Nuggets were held to under 37.1% shooting from the field at home in only two games - both were in their playoff series vs Portland. Now the Blazers will go against an explosive Golden State team that they know they wont easily compete against in a run and gun affair, and instead Im betting will focus on a more conservative physical approach here that will help keep this combined score on the low side of the total.
GOLDEN STATE is 8-1 UNDER in home games versus good teams - outscoring their opponents by 3+ points/game - 2nd half of the season this season with a combined average score of 215.6 ppg scored.
Under is 5-0 in Warriors last 5 Conference Finals games
Under is 10-3-1 in Warriors last 14 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.