Warriors host the Spurs for Game 3
The Golden State Warriors will be looking for another win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night as those teams meet in Game 3 of their best-of-seven second-round postseason series.
Golden State tied up the set at 1-1 with a 100-91 victory in San Antonio as a 7.5-point underdog on the NBA betting lines in Game 2 on Wednesday night. The Spurs won Game 1 back on Monday, getting a 129-127 victory but failing to cover the 9.5 points.
The Spurs will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 39-41-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Warriors are 42-38-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). San Antonio is 36-45-1 on the totals; Golden State is 46-35-1.
The Spurs were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 203.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Warriors and the No. 3-ranked Spurs, 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:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spurs rank No. 21 in the league with 41.3 per game. That compares with Golden State’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Golden State is the NBA’s No. 8-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Spurs rate No. 7 with 8.1 per contest.
Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.9 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Golden State was a 100-91 winner on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Spurs were burned for 34 points by Klay Thompson on Wednesday as the Warriors picked up a 100-91 win at AT&T Center.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Golden State are 8-2
After playing Golden State are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Spurs at Warriors trends to consider:
San Antonio is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games when playing Golden State
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Antonio's last 11 games on the road
San Antonio is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Golden State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games at home
Golden State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Golden State's last 21 games when playing at home against San Antonio
San Antonio at Golden State, Sunday, May 12
Golden State home to San Antonio, Sunday, May 12