San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors - 4/2/14
Golden State Warriors (45-28) at San Antonio Spurs (58-16)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -9 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors travel to the AT&T Center tonight to take on the league-leading San Antonio Spurs.
The Warriors have won five of their last seven games and are coming off a thrilling 122-120 overtime win at Dallas thanks to Stephen Curry who sunk a clutch game-winner to finish with 23 points and 10 assists for the game. However, it was a real team effort as Klay Thompson led the scoring with 27 points, Jermaine O'Neal added 20 and Jordan Crawford added 19 points in just 16 minutes off the bench as the Warriors shot a sizzling 57.1 percent from the field and improved to 46-28 overall and 22-15 on the road. With the win, Golden State stays two games clear of Memphis and Phoenix who currently occupy the seventh and eighth spot in the West standings.
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Meanwhile, the Spurs are coming off a franchise-record 18th straight win after making light work of the Pacers on Monday night. Tony Parker broke out of his mini offensive slump with 22 points while Boris Diaw added 14 points as the Spurs busted out to an early double digit lead and closed out the game with a dominant 34-18 fourth quarter to improve to extend their lead over Oklahoma City to 3 1/2 games. As usual, the Spurs were super efficient on the offensive end, but what really impressed me was how good they were on defense, especially Kawhi Leonard who scored 13 points and 10 rebounds, while holding Paul George to five of 13 shooting with five turnovers which basically thwarted any chance of a comeback from the Pacers.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall and 1-7 ATS in their last eight road games against a team with a winning home record, while the Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
Head to head, the Warriors are only 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall but a healthy 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in San Antonio.
I'm definitely leaning towards the red-hot Spurs ieven laying the big number.