San Antonio favored by 8.5 against Golden State on Wednesday
Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Warriors travelling to San Antonio Wednesday to face the Spurs on Wednesday.
The Spurs sit at 51-16 (36-29-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Warriors are currently 39-30 (34-33-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? San Antonio is 30-36-1 OU, and Golden State is 40-28-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Warriors listed as 8.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 204 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spurs at No. 2 and the Warriors at No. 7 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 108-101 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 4-ranked offense (104.5 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 21 at 100.2 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.8% from the field per game, more than the Warriors have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).
Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.8 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.
Golden State was a 93-72 winner in its last match on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 165 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The battle between the Warriors and Hornets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as New Orleans was handed a 93-72 defeat on Monday at New Orleans Arena.
The Spurs were a 119-113 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites, while the total score (232) made winners of OVER bettors. The Cavaliers were burned for 30 points by Tim Duncan on Saturday as the Spurs picked up a 119-113 win at AT&T Center.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 9-1
After playing Cleveland are 9-1
After a win are 6-4
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 6 of Golden State's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Golden State's last 17 games on the road
Golden State is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
San Antonio is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing Golden State
San Antonio is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
San Antonio is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
Golden State home to Washington, Saturday, March 23
San Antonio home to Utah, Friday, March 22