Spurs at Warriors 4/16/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors
NBA: 10:30 PM EST
Apr. 16, 2018
Latest Odds : GS -10 Total 205.5
Oracle Arena will play host two Game Two of the first round NBA playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors. The Spurs were 13 games below .500 on the road during the season and were outclassed during Saturday’s 113-91 road loss against the Warriors. San Antonio fell behind by 16 points at halftime and could never recover. The Spurs turned the ball over 13 times and shot just 40 percent from the field.
All-Star F LaMarcus Aldridge tallied 14 points on a 5-for-12 shooting performance. The rest of the San Antonio starters managed just 19 points on 7-for-18 from the field.
The defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors will be without All-Star G Steph Curry (knee) for this entire series, but it did not matter in Game One. The Warriors scored 57 points over the first 24 minutes and never looked back. Golden State assisted on 32 of their 44 made field goals and shot 54 percent on the afternoon. The Warriors dominated the Spurs on the glass by a 57-40 margin.
Klay Thompson only missed two of his 13 field goal attempts and poured in a game high 27 points All-Star F Kevin Durant contributed 24 points to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists.
Recent Betting Trends:
Spurs are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 road games.
Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Over is 5-0-1 in Spurs last 6 road games.
Over is 3-0-1 in Warriors last 4 home games.
Over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings in Golden State.
Free Betting Pick: Golden State Warriors -10
San Antonio F Kawhi Leonard (quad) has still not been cleared by his medical team and is expected to miss the postseason. With Leonard unavailable, the Spurs do not have a player that can slow down Durant or Thompson. Look for Golden State to cruise to another double-digit victory on Monday. Final Score Prediction, Golden State Warriors win and cover ATS 106-90.