Warriors play host to Spurs in Game 4
The San Antonio Spurs can take a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven second-round series on Sunday afternoon as they take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the set.
San Antonio topped Golden State 102-92 as a 2.5-point road underdog on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks in Game 3 on Friday to take a 2-1 series lead. Tony Parker scored 32 points for the Spurs, while Tim Duncan tossed in 23 points.
The Spurs will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 39-41-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Warriors are 42-38-2 ATS. San Antonio is 36-45-1 against the total, while Golden State is 46-35-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 201.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
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:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 7-ranked offense (101.2 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 11 at 96.6 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 45.8% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (48.1% on average).
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.
Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 102-92 winner as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Spurs covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Golden State was victimized by Tony Parker for 32 points as the Spurs defeated the Warriors 102-92 in NBA action on Friday.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1
A few Spurs at Warriors trends to consider:
San Antonio is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games when playing Golden State
San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Antonio's last 12 games on the road
San Antonio is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Golden State's last 22 games when playing at home against San Antonio
San Antonio home to Golden State, Tuesday, May 14
Golden State at San Antonio, Tuesday, May 14