Warriors vs. Blazers Game 4 Live Stream
The Golden State Warriors go for the sweep on Monday night when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. ET from the Moda Center. Even without Kevin Durant, the Warriors have won all three games of this series in the 2019 NBA Playoffs, and only one of them was by single-digits. A win Monday puts the Warriors in the NBA Finals for the fifth year in a row, a feat last achieved by Red Auerbach’s Boston Celtics in the 1960s. No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit, and Steph Curry and Klay Thompson have been way too much for Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum so far. Because of that, Golden State is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Warriors vs. Blazers odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 219.5. Before you make any Warriors vs. Blazers picks, be sure to see the predictions for the NBA Playoffs 2019 from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, is crushing its NBA picks. It entered the conference finals in the 2019 NBA Playoffs with a sterling record on its top-rated picks, returning more than $3,000 in profit to anybody following them this season. And it has been particularly red-hot on its A-rated NBA money line picks, entering the conference finals on a strong 85-61 run. Anybody who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has zeroed in on Game 4 of Warriors vs. Blazers. We can tell you it’s leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. That one is only available at SportsLine.
The model knows the Warriors have been humming this series, even without Durant, the two-time defending NBA Finals MVP. That’s because the team has the “Splash Brothers,” and they’re living up to their name. Curry and Thompson have dominated Blazers counterparts Lillard and McCollum, combining to average 59.3 points. Curry has regained his MVP form without Durant, scoring 35 or 37 points in the three wins over Portland in the 2019 NBA Playoffs.
But they’re not alone. Golden State’s bench has out-produced Portland’s by a wide margin, and Draymond Green turned back the clock with 20 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists in Saturday’s Game 4 win.
Golden State has looked strong so far, but there is no guarantee it will be able to cover the Warriors vs. Blazers spread against a Portland club that has been overlooked all season.
The Trail Blazers may not have put together a complete game, but they rank No. 6 in scoring and went 32-9 at home during the regular season. They also went 2-2 against the Warriors, including the only meeting in this calendar year, a 129-107 home rout on Feb. 13. They lost by 11 at home in Game 3, but the Blazers are on a 4-0 against the spread run following a double-digit defeat.
The season isn’t over yet, and Durant won’t play in Game 3. Veteran bench-leader Andre Iguodala (calf) may not play either, lessening the depth supremacy of Golden State’s bench. And they still have the dynamic Lillard and McCollum, who have yet to reach their combined points average in any game of this series.