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Curry-less Warriors Kick Off Title Defense vs Spurs

The second-seeded Golden State Warriors begin their quest for a third NBA championship in four years by kicking the first round off against the seventh-seeded San Antonio Spurs in California on Saturday. Can the Spurs reverse the road woes that have plagued them lately? San Antonio is 0-8 SU in its past eight away from home.

MyBookie opened the Warriors as 8-point home favorites with a total of 208.5.

SHARK BITES
  • The Spurs are 1-8 SU in their last nine games against the Warriors.
  • The Warriors are 0-5 ATS in their last five games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Spurs' last 10 games in the playoffs on the road.

Golden State won three of the four regular-season meetings with the Spurs, including both matchups at Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant dropped 37 points against the Spurs on March 8 – the highest point total for any Warrior vs San Antonio in 2017-18. The Dubs will be without star point guard Stephen Curry for what’s shaping up to be the entire first round, which means Quinn Cook will likely fill in as the starting point guard.

While the Warriors will be without the services of Curry, the Spurs will also be without two-way forward Kawhi Leonard. Leonard, who played in only nine regular season games and hasn’t seen the floor since January 13, remains an ambiguous case for a franchise.

UNDER bettors love seeing these teams get together, as three of the last four meetings between the Western Conference clubs have gone below the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Golden State Warriors as -6-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 211 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 107-106 result in favor of the Spurs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

San Antonio Spurs vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Antonio Spurs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 40-38-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden State Warriors are 34-47-1 ATS. San Antonio is 38-44 against the points scored total betting line, while Golden State is 40-41-1 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs San Antonio injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Golden State Warriors rated this week at No. 22 and the San Antonio Spurs sitting at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Golden State's No. 1-ranked offense averaging 113.5 PPG, against a San Antonio Spurs defense that ranks No. 1 at 99.84 PPG. The Golden State Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 50.31% so far, more than the San Antonio Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 45.76% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Spurs were blown out by New Orleans on Wednesday, losing by a 122-98 final at Smoothie King Center in basketball betting action.

Golden State was run off the court by the Jazz on Tuesday as Utah blasted them 119-79 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Betting Trends
  • San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Antonio is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
  • San Antonio is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Golden State is 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games
  • Golden State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Golden State is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Antonio at Golden State, Monday, April 16th

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