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The Golden State Warriors are pretty damn good at basketball, I think we can all agree with that. But it's quite impressive that this collection of talent has been able to go 6-1 outright on the back-end of back-to-backs this season. 


However, the Warriors have only gone 2-4-1 against the spread in such games. 

According to ​FanDuel Sportsbook, Golden State is a three-point favorite against tonight's opponent, the Portland Trail Blazers, with the moneyline to win outright at -152. These are the type of ​odds that bettors rarely get on the Warriors, as the two-time defending champs are often favored by double-digits with odds over -500 on the moneyline. 

The Warriors are only 5-6 ATS when favored by 3.5 points or less, or in the rare event they are listed as an underdog. They are, however, 4-1 ATS the last five times they've been a small favorite or dog. One of the teams Golden State defeated during that five-game span was the Trail Blazers, back on Nov. 23, by the score of 125-97.


All in all, you're getting an uber-talented Warriors team that only needs to win by four points to cover tonight. Granted, they'll be ​without DeMarcus Cousins, and the Warriors are 9-0 when him, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant are in the starting lineup, but there are plenty of mismatches for them to take advantage of in order to pull off a win this evening.


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