San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors: Pro Basketball Betting Odds and Picks
San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors
Thursday, 12/19/13, 10:30 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: Golden State -3.5
Current Betting Line: Golden State -3
Opening Total: 202.5
Current Total: 202
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
San Antonio has won five of its last six games, including a 108-101 victory over the Phoenix Suns as 3.5-point road favorites Wednesday night, while going OVER the betting total for a second consecutive contest. The Spurs will be playing without the services of point guard Tony Parker, who is out with a shin injury, which is important to consider when making your pro basketball picks. Sixth man Manu Ginobili picked up the slack offensively versus the Suns—scoring a season-high 24 points. San Antonio is 9-10 SU and 11-8 ATS as a road underdog of 3.5 to 6 points the last two-plus seasons.
The Spurs won their first matchup against the Warriors on Nov. 8, as they picked up a 76-74 victory as 5.5-point home favorites, while going UNDER the betting total of 203.5. San Antonio has captured 18 of the last 20 regular-season games between these two Western Conference rivals, with both setbacks coming in its last two trips to the Bay Area. The team’s bench is a major strength in every game, considering the group ranks second in the league in averaging 46.1 points.
Golden State hasn’t won back-to-back games since Dec. 1-3, as it comes off a 104-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans as nine-point home favorites Tuesday, while going UNDER the betting total for the third time in four affairs. The Warriors have four probable starters averaging in double figures, with point guard Stephen Curry leading the way at 24.1 points a contest, which can’t be ignored when looking over the pro basketball odds page. Golden State is 2-2 SU and 0-4 ATS as home favorites of 3.5 to 6 points during the 2013-14 campaign.
The Warriors are 8-3 SU at Oracle Arena, including a 6-3 mark versus conference foes. Curry has scored at least 20 points in a career-best 11 consecutive games, and he didn’t play against the Spurs last month due to injury. Golden State will need a major performance out of shooting guard Klay Thompson, who is averaging 15.3 points on 35.5 percent shooting over his last four affairs.
Sports bettors will likely play the total, as the UNDER is 23-11 in the Spurs’ last 34 road games.
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