- -100000 odds on the Golden State Warriors beating the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA Western Conference final
- Portland trails Golden State 3-0 in the best-of-seven series
- No NBA team has ever overcome a 3-0 series deficit
The fact of the matter is that you might have a better chance of winning right now playing the lottery as opposed to betting on the Portland Trail Blazers.
After losing 110-99 on Saturday to fall behind the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors 3-0 the Western Conference final, everything – history, logic, common sense, reality – tells you that Portland is done.
History is not on the Trail Blazers' side ?
No team in NBA postseason history has comeback from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series (0-135 all-time). pic.twitter.com/u3sHkI5M3e
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 19, 2019
Just look at the odds offered on the Warriors to eliminate the Trail Blazers. Sportsbooks listed Golden State at -100000 to do so.
No, that’s not a typo. We didn’t put too many zeroes after the one. It really is -100000.
You could look it up.
Trail Blazers vs Warriors Series Price
|Portland Trail Blazers||+5000|
|Golden State Warriors||-100000|
*Odds taken 05/19/19
Golden State was listed as -1350 to take the series after Game 2.
It’s Absolutely Epic
Golden State is a win away from reaching the NBA Finals for the fifth straight season. You know the last team to do that?
No, not Michael’s Bulls. It wasn’t Kobe or Magic’s Lakers. Not even Bird’s Celtics.
That’s now 22 straight playoff series with a road win for the Warriors, extending an NBA record. One win away from a 5th straight Finals. Would be the first franchise since the Celtics in the 1960s.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 19, 2019
Try the Bill Russell-John Havlicek Celtics of the 1960s, considered the NBA’s greatest dynasty. The Warriors are about to put themselves in the same conversation with that wonderfully talented club.
With the Game 3 victory, Golden State continued its NBA-record run by posting a road win for the 22nd consecutive playoff series.
More Blazers Bad News
As if things weren’t dire enough for Portland. All-Star guard Damian Lillard, who shot 5-of-18 in Game 3, is reportedly nursing separated ribs suffered during a Game 2 collision.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 19, 2019
The Blazers aren’t winning this series without a healthy Lillard. Who are we kidding? The Blazers weren’t winning this series with a healthy Lillard.
Too Much, Too Often
Golden State’s backcourt of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson has owned the matchup with Lillard and CJ McCollum.
Here’s a mouthful: Steph & Klay are making Dame & CJ look like Dame made Russ look. The gap between the NBA’s 1st & 2nd best backcourts is HUGE!
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) May 19, 2019
In Game 3, Curry scored 36 points. Thompson contibuted 19 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists. That’s exactly 50 percent of Golden State’s total points. Lillard (19) and McCollum (23) combined for 42 points.
Add in the 20 points and 13 rebounds from Draymond Green and did anyone really notice Kevin Durant is still missing from the Golden State lineup with a calf injury?
Quinn Cook hit 'em with the hesi and the bench is loving it ? pic.twitter.com/atqz6M8M9o
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 19, 2019
Backup point guard Quinn Cook even came off the bench and embarrassed the Trail Blazers with a little shake and bake.
The Blazers are wearing that deer-in-the-headlights look that teams are engulfed by during the playoffs when they come to the realization that they’ve met their match. The Warriors are imposing their will on the Blazers.
What the Warriors are doing to the Blazers this series. pic.twitter.com/kaTemhREAq
— Eric Robinson (@_Eric_Robinson) May 19, 2019
If you’re Portland, it isn’t pretty.
This set has all the earmarks of a sweep.
Instead of wagering on the Blazers in Game 4, we suggest playing the lottery. Your odds will be better than Portland’s chances.