Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs - 3/22/14
San Antonio Spurs (51-16) at Golden State Warriors (44-26)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs will look for their 13th straight win when they visit the Golden State Warriors. This is the third of four scheduled meetings this season, and the Spurs have won the first two matchups.
The Spurs will be playing a back-to-back on their three-game road trip, as they beat the Sacramento Kings on Friday, 99-79. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 105.4 points on 49.1 percent shooting and are allowing 98 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Those numbers are completely different now that the Spurs are healthy, as they’ve topped well over 100 points in 17 of their last 21 games. Defensively, the Spurs are holding teams to 40.8 percent shooting in their last five games. The San Antonio Spurs are 35-32 ATS overall and 20-13 ATS on the road.
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The Warriors had the day off and will look to win their fourth straight game and ninth in their last 11 games. On the season, the Warriors average 103.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allow 98.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry has hit another gear lately for Golden State, as he’s shoot 53.2 percent and averaging 26.2 points in his last five games. Defensively, the Warriors hold teams to 43.8 percent shooting at home. The Golden State Warriors are 33-34-3 ATS overall and 15-17-2 ATS at home.
The Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The Warriors are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 8-3-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Golden State.
Ask yourself why would you turn down the Spurs and the points at this point in the season? The Spurs are playing the best basketball in the league and getting free points seems like an absolute gift. There's just too much value here.