The Gambler: Portland @ Golden State

March 11th, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »

Opponent: Golden State Warriors
Line: -5.5
Gambler's Record: 22-23-1
Bessie Braddock: "Winston, you are drunk, and what's more, you are disgustingly drunk."
Winston Churchill: "Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what's more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly."
- Winston Churchill
Oracle Arena has been a house of horrors for the Portland Trailblazers over the last few years, but that ends tonight. Golden State is a plucky competitor who scores a lot of points and thrives on a ferocious home court advantage...but no more.

This season the Warriors are 13-18 at home, which I suppose is an advantage to their disgusting total of just four wins on the road—but the overall theme is that this is a terrible team. Factor in the nagging injuries of key players, the lack of a clear leader, and zero chance of making the playoffs, and you've got a team that is ripe for the picking.

As we've seen, the Blazers own the bad teams, and they get owned by the good teams. Golden State is a bad team. The only way this game goes bad is i ...

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