NBA Betting – Warriors Try To Break Losing Streak Against Spurs
by Charles Jay, TotalActionExtra
NBA bettors know that sometimes one team has another team’s number. When it happens it is hard to bust out of that pattern. We’ll see if that’s the case in the Lone Star State tonight. The Golden State Warriors try to notch a victory over the San Antonio Spurs. The game begins at 8:35 PM ET at the AT&T Center.
In the NBA betting odds that have been established at BetAnySports on this game. The Spurs are listed as the double-digit favorite:
Golden State Warriors (23-14 SU, 20-16 ATS) at San Antonio Spurs (30-11 SU, 24-16 ATS)
Friday, January 18 – 8:35 PM ET
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Spurs -11.5
Golden State Warriors +11.5
Over 202.5 Points -110
Under 202.5 Points -110
Spurs win game -1000
Warriors win game +650
Spurs and Warriors Are Finals Contenders
Both of these teams are contenders in the Western Conference. Each of them have winning marks against the number. But the Spurs have mastered the Warriors through the years. They have 15 straight victories. And here’s the important part, for purposes of our discussion – they have covered ten of the last eleven meetings.
Admittedly Golden State is a little different team this season than in seasons past. Unlike the “soft” editions of this team that have taken the court for many years, this one is more hard-nosed under Mark Jackson. They are better on the defensive end and on the boards.
In fact, the Warriors, at least on paper, should be able to own the glass. They have pulled down 27% of all available rebounds compared to just 22% for San Antonio.
Spurs are a Force at Home
San Antonio (priced at +380 to win the West at BetAnySports) offers a challenge with its shooting mark of 50% at home. Golden State is not on a hot streak by any means. The Warriors have lost four of their last five and shot 36%. This has them en route to a season low of 75 points against the Heat last time out.
This is a team that needs to get things turned around. Not having Stephen Curry available will be a handicap. Curry, who has a sprained right ankle, was not involved in the team’s Friday shoot-around and is not expected to play.
He missed Wednesday’s home game against Miami, and that hurt, since he is averaging 20.2 points a contest.
The Spurs have been a hot shooting team of late. In the last two games they have hit 56% against Minnesota and 58% against Memphis. They have made more than half their shots in eight of the last 14 games. In this league, that is sizzling.
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