Warriors seek revenge on Spurs
The Golden Stars Warriors will be looking for some revenge for last year's second-round playoff ouster on Friday night as they take on the San Antonio Spurs down in Texas.
The Spurs knocked out the Warriors in six games in the second round of last year's playoffs, and overall they're 6-4 SU but just 4-6 ATS in the past 10 games between the two teams. The OVER/UNDER went 3-7.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Spurs currently sport a record of 4-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-3 ATS. The Warriors are 4-1 and 3-1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spurs post a 2-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Warriors have gone 2-3 against the number.
This game pits the Spurs, currently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Warriors, who rate No. 4 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 106-96 victory for the Warriors.
Golden State won its last outing, a 106-93 result against the Timberwolves on November 6. The Warriors covered in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 199 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Klay Thompson poured in 30 points for Golden State on Wednesday, as they defeated Minnesota 106-93 at Target Center.
San Antonio was a 99-96 winner in its last match at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 195 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. San Antonio got 20 points from Tony Parker en route to a 99-96 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday at AT&T Center.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 14-ranked offense (99.6 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 15 at 98 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 47.36% from the field per game, less than the Warriors have managed so far this season (50.24% on average).
Golden State at Vancouver, Saturday, November 9th
San Antonio at New York, Sunday, November 10th