The Golden State Warriors will be looking to remain undefeated at home during the postseason when they play host to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday in Game 2 of their second-round series as 10-point favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Golden State scored a lopsided 118-106 Game 1 victory, covering as 9.5-point chalk and moving to heavy -3000 favorites on the NBA series prices ahead of Tuesday night’s matchup.
The Warriors also continue to dominate on the NBA championship odds as +110 favorites, ahead of the San Antonio Spurs at +175, while the Cavaliers have improved slightly to +333.
The Trail Blazers took a step back in Game 1 after knocking off the hobbled Los Angeles Clippers in their first-round series with four straight wins, bouncing back after dropping the first two games. However, Portland faces the huge task of overcoming a recent 3-12 straight-up record against Golden State, including five straight road losses, according to the OddsShark NBA Database.
Also on Tuesday, the Toronto Raptors make their first appearance in the second round since 2001 when they welcome the Miami Heat to the Air Canada Centre as 4.5-point favorites.
The Raptors claimed their first best-of-seven series victory in franchise history with an 89-84 win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 on Sunday night, failing to cover as 6-point chalk.
The win redeemed the Raptors, who were left reeling following a stunning fourth-quarter collapse in Game 6, falling 101-83 in Indiana as 2-point underdogs, and are a worrisome 2-5 against the spread so far in the postseason.
The Heat were simply dominant in a 106-73 rout of the Charlotte Hornets last time out to erase a 3-2 series deficit and claim a first-round victory in seven games.
A nail-biting finish in the first round continues Miami’s roller coaster performance that has seen them unable to string together three consecutive SU wins in almost two months, a stretch in which they have gone 15-11 SU and 13-13 ATS.
Miami has also struggled in recent meetings with the Raptors, SU and ATS losers in five of their past six matchups, and trail at +140 on the NBA series prices. The Raptors are pegged as -160 favorites in the series.