GSW vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions: Game 1 Finals

Blazers in a huddle during a game.
  • GSW to play without Durant, Cousins
  • Kanter to try and defend against curry
  • The Warriors have the better overall odds

The Western Conference finals are upon us and we have brought you up a detailed breakdown of the upcoming games between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Golden State Warriors. Our Warriors vs Blazers predictions, we will focus on the performance of the teams so far and tip you off as to the most important developments of the latest hour.

Blazers vs GSW: Predictions & Odds – Game 1

With the GSW dominating in the game against the Rockets, despite an injured Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins, the odds are stacking heavily in their favor. The semi-finals were intense and they brought much excitement and unknowns.

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Now that the dust has settled, the Warriors are looking forward their next game with the Blazers in the Western Conference Finals. Durant had to skip Game 6 against the Rockets in the semi-finals and he still hasn’t recovered yet.

On the flip side, Portland has also suffered a few injuries. With Jusuf Nurkic not coming back in Game 1 of the finals.

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GSW vs Trail Blazers– Game 1 Betting Odds
Team Spread Moneyline Total
GSW -8.0 (-110) -400 U 218.5( -110)
Trail Blazers +8.0 (-110) +300 O 218.5( -110)

Can Enes Kanter Make Up for Nurkic?

With Nurkic out of Game 1, Kanter will have to step up his game and polish the Blazers’ defense. Should Cousins feature in tomorrow’s game, then Kanter will face a formidable opponent he has little experience playing against.

Of course, with Durant out of the picture, Portland will have much fewer players to worry about. A resurgent Stephen Curry can yet throw a spanner in the works, but this shouldn’t throw Portland off their game at all.

Curry has stood tall in the absence of Kevin Durant, leading a full-scale assault against the Raptors and successfully adding to the final scoreboard.

To respond to this challenge, the Blazers will most likely rely on both CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard to pivot the attack of the team.

The Warriors have so far done quite well with Klay Thompson contributing a lot in the decisive series against the Rockets. Overall, the Conference Finals promise to be no less exciting than the semi-finals and we can’t wit to see what happens next.

The games will be broadcast on multiple channels, including ESPN and TNT and NBA’s live Tweeter feed will be updated minute in and minute out for maximum viewer comfort.

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