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Damian Lillard Leads Blazers into Sac-Town against Warriors

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Blazers Lost 7-Straight in Sacramento

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers invade Sacramento to play the Golden State Warriors. On Saturday Lillard will goes back to his hometown with the important task of breaking a losing streak to the Warriors. Portland has seven straight losses to the Warriors including last years playoffs. Most of those games haven’t been close.

Oddsmakers currently have the Warriors listed as 14-point favorites.  While the game’s total is sitting at 232.

Golden State was a 103-90 winner in its last match at home against the New York Knicks. They failed to cover the -17-point spread as favorites. The total score of 193 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Warriors had 45 assists on 50 baskets in their 127-104 win at Portland last month.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 132-120 loser as they battled the denver Nuggets on the road. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a +2.5-point underdog. The 252 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. If any player is capable of breaking the losing streak it’s Damian Lillard. He had 20 points and nine assists as a rookie in the 2013 win. Then he crushed the Warriors with 51 points in a 137-105 home win over Golden State last January.

Stats and Matchups

Team record: 13-15 SU,11-17 ATS
Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Portland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Portland’s last 12 games

Golden State:
Team record: 23-4 SU,12-14-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Golden State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Golden State is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State’s last 5 games

Next up:
Portland at Sacramento Tuesday, December 20
Golden State home to Utah Tuesday, December 20

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