Warriors Look to Build Momentum Against Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors will both meet on Wednesday at Oracle Arena. The Warriors struggled to find enough energy to compete in two games at home after a long road trip. They managed to split the two. Tonight they will try to secure a winning three-game homestand. The Warriors will play three of five at home leading up to the All-Star break as they try to build momentum for the stretch run.
Golden State swept a five-game road trip and was enjoying an 11-game winning streak, then the 76ers struck. The Warriors fell 113-104 at home on Thursday. They needed an injection of energy in the form of a DeMarcus Cousins dunk on Saturday before pulling away for a 115-101 victory over the Lakers. The Spurs were enjoying a five-game winning streak before beginning the annual rodeo road trip with a 127-112 loss at the Sacramento Kings on Monday. San Antonio has seven stops left on a road trip. The trip spans the All-Star break and includes trips to Portland and Utah this week.
This, That, and a Dart Throw
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-23 overall on the season. San Antonio went 2-4 on the rodeo road trip last season. They also got off to an inauspicious start this year while allowing its most points in a loss since falling 139-105 at Utah on Dec. 4. The Spurs allowed the upstart Kings to shoot 55.6 percent from the floor. The Spurs were outscored by 11 points in the second half. One positive was an offensive breakout from guard DeMar DeRozan. He scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting after going 8-of-26 from the floor in the previous two outings.
The Golden State Warriors are 37-15 overall on the season. The biggest challenge over the final two months of the regular season will be getting Cousins up to speed. He missed the first 45 games recovering from Achilles surgery. The 28-year-old is averaging 14.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting in seven games. Kevin Durant is 4-of-23 from 3-point range over the last five games.
PREDICTION: Warriors 123, Spurs 115
NBA Betting Odds & Trends
|San Antonio Spurs|
|The Spurs are is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio’s last 7 games|
|The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road|
|San Antonio is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 6 games on the road|
|The Spurs are 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing Golden State|
|The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio’s last 8 games when playing Golden State|
|The Spurs are 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Golden State|
|San Antonio is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Golden State|
|Golden State Warriors|
|The Warriors are 12-1 SU in its last 13 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 10 of Golden State’s last 15 games|
|The Warriors are 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home|
|Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|The Warriors are 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing San Antonio|
|The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State’s last 8 games when playing San Antonio|
|The Warriors are 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio|
|Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Antonio|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Golden State’s last 9 games when playing at home against San Antonio|
San Antonio at Portland Thursday, February 7
Golden State at Phoenix Friday, February 8
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