NBA Pro Basketball Betting Match ups for Saturday May 18, 2019

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The NBA playoff card for Saturday May 18th features a single game over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The action begins at 9PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Portland Trailblazers are home in Game 3 against the Golden St Warriors. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Portland Trailblazers favored by -2 ½ points with the over under line set at 221 points.

Golden St takes the 2-0 series lead following their 114-111 home win to Portland on Thursday night. Warriors were able to battle back from 65-50 halftime deficit behind a strong third period as Golden St outscores Portland 39-24. Golden St shot the ball well from the field in the victory hitting on 51.2% but only 9 of 29 from three. With Kevin Durant still sidelined it was Stephen Curry leading the team with 37 points and eight assists on 11 of 22 from the floor. Klay Thompson has not had an off game since Durant’s injury. He produced 24 points in Game 2 with 8 of 22 shooting. Warriors continued to get contributions from their bench as Kevon Looney scored 14 points and grabbed seven boards plus Jordan Bell scored 11 points. The offense has changed with Durant sidelined. There is less isolation and more ball movement with effective spacing on the court. Portland has been slow to defend screen and rolls as well as the quick passing around the perimeter. Trailblazers finished the game hitting 44.2% overall and 18 of 39 from three. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 45 points on 15 of 39 shooting. Helping the Trailblazers off the bench were Seth Curry who poured in 16 points and Rodney Hood with 12 points. What hampered Portland in the defeat in Game 2 was their rebounding as Golden St pulled down 13 more rebounds than the Trailblazers. Enes Kanter was no factor for the Trailblazers scoring four points and pulling down five rebounds on Thursday night. He saw only 19 minutes on the court.

Stephen Curry has been playing through a sprained finger yet with Durant’s absence contributed with 33 points in the Game clincher at Houston then 36 and 37 points in the first two games of this series. Portland has played well on their home court winning five of their six playoff games. They picked up three wins at home to Oklahoma City then two of three against the Denver Nuggets.

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