Tonight is game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Blazers and Warriors. The Warriors now lead the series 3-0 after their comeback win in game 3. The Blazers came out, played hard, gave it all they had and even built up an 18 point lead at one point and they closed the first half up 13 points. It wasn't enough though as the Warriors came storming back in the 2nd half and ended up winning the game by 11 points.
I think tonights game will be a mere formality as the Warriors will win and punch their ticket to the NBA Finals. The Trailblazers played well enough to win both game 2 and game 3 but came up empty both times and I think those losses have broke their spirit. They will not win 4 games in a row against the Warriors, they may play hard tonight but I think they know this series is over and if the Warriors build any kind of lead in the game the Blazers will call it quits.
The oddsmakers opened game 3 with the Blazers listed as a -2.5 point favorite. Game 4 opened with the Warriors as -4 point favorites and it has been bet down to -3. I'm not biting on the Blazers though because Vegas would not have swung the line that much without good reason. They know the Warriors will be looking to put this series away and that the Blazers may put up little resistance. I'm laying the points with the Warriors at -3 tonight in game 4.