San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors - 4/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (63-13) at San Antonio Spurs (50-26)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -5.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors roll into the AT&T Center to battle the San Antonio Spurs tonight.
The Golden State Warriors continue to roll through opponents with their entertaining style of play and the Mavericks were their latest victims last night. Klay Thompson led the team in scoring with 21 points while Andre Iguodala and Marreese Speights scored 18 points apiece as the Warriors hit the ground running against the Mavs last night and cruised to a 123-110 victory on the road. Stephen Curry played just 27 minutes and had himself just 11 points as coach Kerr elected to give his reserves an extra run and they delivered all night. With the regular season winding down, we should expect more of the same from the Warriors as they really have nothing to play for until the playoffs begin.
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Lower down the standings are the San Antonio Spurs who have also been surging towards the playoffs, winning their last six games including a 123-93 rout of the Nuggets on Friday. Danny Green led the team in scoring with a quick-fire 21 points in just 20 minutes while Kawhi Leonard added 20 points as the Spurs crushed the Nuggets in a 45-25 first quarter and never looked back. With the game all wrapped up before halftime, coach Popovich was able to rest all his starters and give his reserves plenty of minutes which will keep them fresh for their final games of the regular season which are all critical to their final rankings as they are currently 50-26 on the season, good enough for seventh place in the Westetn standings.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall, while the Spurs are 6-0 ATS in their last six home games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team above .600.
Head to head, the Warriors are just 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 7-16 ATS in the last 23 meetings in San Antonio.
You won't find two teams in better form coming into this game so you just know this one is going to be a cracker. In terms of picking a winner, I love what the Warriors are doing, but I can't resist taking the Spurs in this position given how much they need this win to stay level with the Clippers who are just half a game ahead of them.