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Injury-Plagued Warriors are in Rare Territory as Big Underdogs

Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

It’s normally must-see television when the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs collide, but Monday’s meeting between the Western Conference clubs in the Lone Star State is short on star power due to injuries. The OVER is trending in this series, as six of the last eight matchups between the Spurs and Dubs have gone above the closing total.

MyBookie opened the Warriors as 7-point road underdogs with a total of 206.

SHARK BITES
  • The Warriors are 21-8 SU in their last 29 games against teams with winning records.
  • The Spurs are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games after a win.
  • The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Spurs.

Golden State is operating without all-stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant right now, so the pressure is resting squarely on Draymond Green’s shoulders. Green is receiving some help from point guard Quinn Cook, as the 24-year-old posted a season high with 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting in Saturday’s 124-109 triumph over Phoenix. Cook is averaging 26.5 points on 21-of-30 shooting over the past two contests.

The Spurs are playing without small forward Kawhi Leonard, although his return is reportedly going to come soon. San Antonio is locked in a four-way tie for fifth place in the West, two games ahead of the ninth-place Clippers. LaMarcus Aldridge is doing his best to keep the team in playoff contention, evidenced by the veteran averaging 29.3 points during the Spurs’ three-game winning streak. Aldridge posted 39 points on 14-of-22 shooting and 10 boards in Saturday’s 117-101 triumph over the Timberwolves.

Golden State has claimed each of the three meetings between the squads this season, including a 112-92 win at AT&T Center on November 2. Betting on the Warriors with one day off between games has been a questionable endeavor of late. In Golden State’s previous five with one day off between games, the team is 0-5 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at BetOnline opened the San Antonio Spurs as 6.5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 209 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 108-101 win for the Spurs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Antonio Spurs bring a 40-30 record (34-32-4 ATS) to the battle against the 53-17 Golden State Warriors, who are 30-39-1 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen San Antonio go 31-39 so far and Golden State go 34-35-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Golden State injuries news.

The Spurs sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Warriors are at No. 8 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden State Warriors rank No. 14 in the league with 43.9 per game. That compares with San Antonio's No. 10 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Antonio is the NBA's No. 28-ranked team at 8.61 treys per game, while the Golden State Warriors rate No. 5 with 11.7 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Phoenix was victimized for 25 points and 11 rebounds by Draymond Green as the Warriors defeated the Suns 124-109 in NBA action on Saturday.

The Timberwolves were burned for 39 points by LaMarcus Aldridge on Saturday as the Spurs picked up a 117-101 win at AT&T Center.

Betting Trends
  • Golden State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Golden State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Golden State's last 9 games
  • Golden State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games
  • San Antonio is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Golden State home to Atlanta, Friday, March 23
San Antonio home to Washington, Wednesday, March 21

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