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Durant-less Warriors Have Hit an ATS Wall

The Golden State Warriors may own the best record in the NBA, but they’ve been an atrocious bet of late and it’s time hoops bettors took note.

Heading into Monday’s contest with the Atlanta Hawks, the Warriors had failed to cover the spread in six consecutive games. At the time of writing, Bovada was dealing the Dubs as 5.5-point road chalk with a total of 216.

It’s no coincidence that Golden State’s poor play has been extremely evident after superstar small forward Kevin Durant went down with a knee injury last week. Durant will likely be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season with an MCL sprain and could potentially miss playoff time as well.

But the Warriors’ inability to cash tickets is nothing new. Despite owning the top straight-up record in the Association at 51-11, Steve Kerr’s crew are a measly 28-32-2 ATS – the eight-worst mark in the NBA. Golden State put up a season-low 87 points in Thursday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls before overcoming a rough first half to dispatch the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

Considering how many games the stacked Warriors have played in their back-to-back NBA Finals runs, these types of slumps are bound to happen. But until they start to look like their normal selves again, bettors should tread carefully with them.

Warriors aren't getting the job done

DateAwayHomeAway ScoreHome ScoreClosing SpreadATS Result
5 March 2017WarriorsKnicks112.0105.010.5L
2 March 2017WarriorsBulls87.094.07.5L
28 February 2017WarriorsWizards108.0112.07.0L
27 February 2017Warriors76ers119.0108.014.0L
25 February 2017NetsWarriors95.0112.0-21.0L
23 February 2017ClippersWarriors113.0123.0-13.5L