Warriors visit Spurs in hoops battle
Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
The visiting Warriors hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at AT&T Center against the Spurs.
San Antonio battles the Warriors, currently with a 23-14 mark (20-15-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-22 for the Spurs and 22-15 for the Warriors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 10-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:
This game pits the Spurs, currently No. 2 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 109-101 victory for the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 3-ranked offense (104.8 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 22 at 99.2 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.7% from the field per game, more than the Warriors have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Warriors own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 101.8 points per game when playing on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Golden State, they were a 92-75 loser as they battled the Heat at home. The Warriors failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 167 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Golden State got 16 points from Jarrett Jack but lost anyway 92-75 against the Heat on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.
In their last action, San Antonio was a 103-82 winner at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Spurs blew out Memphis on Wednesday, running up the score in a 103-82 win at AT&T Center.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing New Orleans are 3-7
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 9-1
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Warriors at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games
Golden State is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Golden State
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
Golden State at New Orleans, Saturday, January 19
San Antonio at Atlanta, Saturday, January 19