Despite winning the NBA Western Conference each of the past two seasons, the Golden State Warriors managed to avoid a series with the San Antonio Spurs on both occasions. Not this time around. The Warriors and Spurs met three times during the regular season with Gregg Popovich and company picking up two wins while holding the best offense in the NBA to 98.3 ppg.
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- The Spurs are 21-9 SU in their last 30 games against the Warriors.
- The Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in the playoffs at home.
- The Spurs are 0-16 SU in their last 16 games as an underdog of 10.0 or more.
Keep in mind, one of the Spurs two regular season wins against the Warriors saw Golden State send out a starting five of Patrick McCaw, Shaun Livingston, Kevon Looney, Matt Barnes and Zaza Pachulia. Instead of dealing with the Warriors B-unit, the Spurs will need to compete with a Warriors starting five that is averaging 87.2 points while shooting 48.3 percent from the floor and 42.7 percent from beyond the arc during the playoffs.
The key to Game 1 is the health of Kawhi Leonard. Multiple reports are stating that the Spurs star will start despite dealing with a sprained ankle. Leonard is needed on both ends of the floor both to exploit a middling Warriors defense and to try and lock down Kevin Durant. The Spurs may have dominated a Houston Rockets team who couldn’t buy a bucket if they won the lottery without Leonard but that is not happening against the Warriors.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Golden State Warriors as -10-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 211 earlier at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 114-101 victory for the Warriors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
San Antonio Spurs vs Golden State Warriors Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Golden State battles the San Antonio Spurs, currently with a 69-25 mark (48-44-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 37-53 for the Golden State Warriors and 54-40 for the San Antonio Spurs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs San Antonio injuries news.
The Golden State Warriors sit at No. 1 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark, while the San Antonio Spurs are at No. 5 on that betting chart.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State’s No. 7-rated NBA squad against San Antonio’s No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 4 in the league with 11.92 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 9.17 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
San Antonio cruised to victory on Thursday, running Houston out of the gym and running up a 114-75 score at Toyota Center.
Utah was run off the court by the Warriors on Monday as Golden State blasted the Jazz 121-95 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
- San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Antonio’s last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Antonio’s last 9 games on the road
- San Antonio is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Golden State
- Golden State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State’s last 6 games
- Golden State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Antonio at Golden State, Tuesday, May 16th