Warriors, Spurs all square for Game 5
The Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs will break up a 2-2 series deadlock on Tuesday night as they battle in Game 5 of their best-of-seven second-round NBA betting series.
Golden State tied up the series at 2-2 in Game 4 on Sunday with a 97-87 home win as a 1.5-point underdog on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks. Harrison Barnes led the way for the Warriors with 26 points in that win, with Stephen Curry tossing in 22 points.
Supporters of the Warriors have seen them go 47-35 and 42-38-2 ATS so far this season, while the Spurs are at 58-24 and 39-41-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Spurs are 36-45-1, while the Warriors are 46-35-1.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Spurs installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 195.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Spurs and the No. 7-rated Warriors in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 107-101 win for the Spurs on Tuesday.
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.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Warriors own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 102.9 points per game when playing on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring on their home court.
San Antonio lost its last outing, a 97-87 result against the Warriors on May 12. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 184 combined points took the game UNDER the total. San Antonio got 21 points from Manu Ginobili but lost anyway 97-87 against the Warriors on Sunday at Oracle Arena.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 8-2
After playing Golden State are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Warriors at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 8 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
Golden State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
San Antonio is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Golden State
San Antonio is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games when playing Golden State
San Antonio is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
Golden State home to San Antonio, Thursday, May 16
San Antonio at Golden State, Thursday, May 16