Game 6 will see Warriors listed as dogs for first time this postseason

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Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals goes tonight and unless there is a drastic injury or some huge bets coming down the pipe, the Golden State Warriors will close as underdogs for the first time this postseason.

In fact, it will be just the fifth time all season the Warriors won’t be facing chalk. But that hasn’t seemed to faze the defending champs too much on the court.

The Warriors are 3-1 straight up and against the spread in the four previous games they were pups, with the lone blemish an 87-79 loss at San Antonio on March 19 as 4.5-point dogs.

Going back a little further the numbers even out a little more, with the Warriors going 6-4 in their last 10 games where they have been listed as underdogs.

It should be noted two of those losses came against the Spurs and another was a game in which the the Warriors dropped a game at Denver without both two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry and his “Splash Brother” Klay Thompson.

So in their last seven games where the Dubs were dogs against teams not named the Spurs and had at least one “Splash Brother” the Warriors are 6-1 SU/ATS.

That being said, this Thunder team, currently listed as 3-point chalk, has been imposing their will over the Warriors at home, where they are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six trips there.

Plus, it is the first time Golden State have been pups over the last two years with their season on the line.

Check out our full Game 6 preview here.

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