Warriors on road against the Spurs
Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs will open up their second-round best-of-seven NBA betting series on Monday night as they take on the Golden State Warriors at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs won four straight games against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round, picking up ATS victories in each of those four contests. The Warriors are the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, but upset the Denver Nuggets in the first round.
San Antonio battles the Warriors, currently with a 47-35 mark (42-38-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 36-45-1 for the Spurs and 46-35-1 for the Warriors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 201 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Spurs, currently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Warriors, who rate No. 7 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 107-101 victory for the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Warriors rank No. 3 in the league with 45 per game. That compares with San Antonio’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Antonio is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 8.1 per game, while the Warriors rate No. 8 with 8 per contest.
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.
Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 103-82 winner as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Spurs covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Spurs on Sunday as San Antonio blasted the Lakers 103-82 at STAPLES Center.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 2-8
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Warriors at Spurs trends to consider:
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 9 games on the road
Golden State is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
San Antonio is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing Golden State
San Antonio is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
Golden State at San Antonio, Wednesday, May 8
San Antonio home to Golden State, Wednesday, May 8