Spurs seek to stretch a series lead
The San Antonio Spurs needed two overtimes to beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of their second-round series, with those teams meeting in Game 2 of the set on Wednesday night.
San Antonio topped Golden State 129-127 in double overtime in the opener of the series, failing to cover the 9.5-point spread at home in that contest. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 28 points, while Stephen Curry scored 44 points for the Warriors.
The Spurs bring a 58-24 record (39-41-2 ATS) to the battle against the 47-35 Warriors, who are 42-38-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 36-45-1 so far and the Warriors go 46-35-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Spurs as 8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 204, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Spurs and the No. 7-ranked Warriors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 107-101 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 21-rated squad against Golden State's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 7 in the league with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 8 per outing.
Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.9 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.
Golden State lost its last outing, a 129-127 result against the Spurs on May 6. The Warriors covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 256 combined points took the game OVER the total. Stephen Curry chucked in 44 points for Golden State on Monday, but they still came up short in losing 129-127 at AT&T Center.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Warriors at Spurs trends to consider:
Golden State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
Golden State is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
San Antonio is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games when playing Golden State
San Antonio is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Golden State home to San Antonio, Friday, May 10
San Antonio at Golden State, Friday, May 10