After watching LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers dismantle the Boston Celtics, the Golden State Warriors will look to keep up their own dominance and stay perfect in the postseason ahead of Saturday’s Game 3 of the Western Conference finals vs the San Antonio Spurs. Sportsbooks opened the Spurs as 6.5-point home underdogs with a total of 212.
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- The Spurs are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games in the playoffs at home.
- The total has gone OVER in six of the Warriors’ last eight games in the playoffs as road favorites.
- The Warriors are 12-0 SU in their last 12 games on the road after consecutive home games.
The Spurs are looking to put a 136-100 thrashing Game 2 thrashing behind them, and their only hope of making a Herculean comeback in the series rests on the shoulders of the injured Kawhi Leonard. Leonard, who left Game 1 with an ankle injury, did not do any on-court work while reporters were at the San Antonio practice facility on Thursday. If the superstar isn’t able to go, San Antonio will need more out of LaMarcus Aldridge (eight points on 4-of-11 shooting in Game 2). As of this writing, Leonard was officially listed as questionable for the contest.
Golden State shot a sizzling 56.2 percent from the floor in Game 2 while holding the Spurs to 37 percent. The only starter struggling right now is shooting guard Klay Thompson, who’s averaging 14.6 points on 38.8 percent shooting – down from 22.3 points on 46.8 percent in the regular season.
The Warriors have been undefeated in the postseason without their head coach Steve Kerr, who’s been recovering from back surgery. However, Kerr traveled to San Antonio with the team for Games 3 and 4.
Traditionally, the Dubs haven’t been getting the job done at AT&T Center. In the Warriors’ last 30 trips to San Antonio, they’re a brutal 3-27 SU.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Golden State Warriors listed as -6-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 212 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 114-103 result in favor of the Warriors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The San Antonio Spurs currently sport a record of 69-27, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 49-45-2 ATS. The Golden State Warriors are 77-15 and 46-42-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spurs post a 56-40 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Warriors have gone 39-53 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Golden State injuries news.
According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark, it’s the No. 5-rated San Antonio Spurs and the No. 1-rated Warriors in this NBA basketball matchup.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio’s No. 10-rated NBA squad against Golden State’s No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 16 in the league with 9.14 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 11.98 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Golden State is 17-6-2 ATS in its last 25 games
- Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games
- Golden State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Antonio’s last 12 games
- San Antonio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Golden State at San Antonio, Monday, May 22nd