San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors
|Date & Time||Wednesday February 6, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Golden State -11 -- Over/Under 233
ESPN, NSBA, KENS
The San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors do battle at the Oracle Arena on Wednesday night.
The San Antonio Spurs have been on a nice run lately as they’ve won seven of their past 10 games, but they will be looking to bounce back after having their five-game win streak halted by the Kings in a 127-112 road loss on Monday. DeMar DeRozan led the team with 24 points and four assists, LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points with nine rebounds while Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills each scored 12 points. As a team, the Spurs shot just 42 percent from the field and nine of 32 from the 3-point line as they fell to the Kings for just the second time in the last 16 meetings. Derrick White didn’t join the team on the road trip to deal with a heel injury, so it will be Davis Bertans who starts in place of him. With the loss, San Antonio fell to 32-23 overall and 10-16 on the road.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been the hottest team in the league as they’ve won 12 of their last 13 games and they will be looking to stay hot after taking down the shorthanded Lakers in a 115-101 home win on Saturday. Klay Thompson led the team in scoring with 28 points on 10 of 15 shooting, Kevin Durant added 21 points with 11 assists, DeMarcus Cousins added 18 points with 10 rebounds and four assists while Andre Iguodala chipped in with 17 points and four assists off the bench. As a team, the Warriors shot just 46 percent from the field and they got just 14 points from Stephen Curry, but they were great on the defensive end in the fourth quarter where they held the LeBron-less Lakers to just 15 points. With the win, Golden State improved to 37-15 overall and 19-7 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, 18-7-1 A TS in their last 26 games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall. The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games following a win.
Head to head, the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings, the under is 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings and the favorite is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Spurs were in great form with seven wins in nine games before getting routed by the young Kings on Monday. The Warriors have been on a tear as they’ve won 12 of their last 13 but they’ve been far from convincing lately as they continue to work Cousins into the offense. These teams last met on Nov 18 and it was the Spurs who won by 104-92, so while I like the Warriors to get the win here, I think the Spurs do just enough to get the cover in this one.