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Warriors visit Spurs in hoops battle

Golden State WarriorsSan Antonio Spurs
Jan 18, 8:30 PM | AT&T Center

Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs Odds

23-14TEAM RECORD30-11

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).

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Betting Line:
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.

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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

Next up:
Golden State at New Orleans, Saturday, January 19
San Antonio at Atlanta, Saturday, January 19