Trail Blazers vs Warriors Expert Predictions for Western Conference Finals

Max Staley
Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors - Game Two
Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors - Game Two / Ezra Shaw

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Both the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors survived a hotly-contested second-round series to advance to the Western Conference Finals. Unsurprisingly, the Warriors are favored to make the NBA Finals, they're listed at -500, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

As it's always smart to hear what those in the industry have to say before placing a bet, here are some expert predictions for the Western Conference Finals.

Trail Blazers vs Warriors Predictions

Sporting News

Sean Deveney, of Sporting News, predicts the Warriors will get by the Trail Blazers in six games. Deveney believes the Warriors are simply the better team, and Golden State should advance even if Kevin Durant remains on the bench.

CBS Sports

Similarly, Jack Maloney, of CBS Sports is picking the Warriors to win the series in six games. He argues that the Trail Blazers could win a home game or two to keep the series going, but at the end of the day the Warriors are a juggernaut and should win handily.


FiveThirtyEight's prediction model is giving the Warriors a 91 percent chance at beating the Trail Blazers.

It's a clean sweep for the Warriors, as each expert we highlighted here is taking Golden State to advance to its fifth straight NBA Finals.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.