Warriors vs Spurs: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Sunday November 18th, 7:00 pm (ET)
The Warriors attempted to prove to the world that they put the drama behind them, only to fall to a struggling Rockets team by 21 points. This time around they’ll try their fate with a Spurs team that is spiralling in front of our very eyes.
The Bulls season has been a major disappointment. There is little to no hope of a playoff run, and the team must continue to slowly build for the future. The lone bright spot has been the play of guard Zach LaVine, who is averaging a career best in nearly every statistical category, including scoring with 25.9 ppg. LaVine’s quick first step, and attacking mentality off the dribble, will be a major mismatch for Toronto’s stocky built point guard, Kyle Lowry.
What is wrong with LaMarcus Aldridge? That is the question so many San Antonio Spurs fans, and people within the Spurs organization, are asking themselves at this very moment. Since the start of November the Spurs are 2-5, with Aldridge playing a huge factor in the team’s faulty record this month. In Spurs losses, Aldridge is averaging a modest 11 ppg, and shooting an abysmal 31.6% from the field.
The Spurs are currently on the outside looking in when it comes to playoff positioning, sitting at 10th place in the Western Conference. San Antonio is on a three game losing streak, and when a team is looking to snap a losing streak they’d prefer not to see the reigning NBA Champs on the other side of the court. DeMar DeRozan has been impressive for the Spurs this season, but with Aldridge struggling of late, and no proven point guard on the roster, the team lacks scoring options behind him. Draymond Green is missing Saturday’s game with a “toe injury”, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he misses Sunday’s game as well, which may not be a bad thing. Look for Golden State to get things rolling again, especially on the arc, as Bryn Forbes and Derrick White will have little success in defending the Splash Brothers.
Score prediction: Warriors win 114-98
This line is a bit of a head scratcher, but jump on it while you can. Anytime you can take the reigning champs, and get points, you likely should. The Warriors may be coming off a disappointing loss, but it was only their fourth on the season. This doesn’t change the fact that they have, for the most part, dominated the league once again this season. The Spurs, on the other hand, have lost five of their last six games, and lack true reliable talent past DeRozan.
While I’m expecting Golden State to shut up the doubters, they may not need to keep their foot on the pedal for all 48 minutes. The Spurs have scored under 100 points in four of their last five games.
Head to Head
These two teams have faced off 165 times throughout the years, with San Antonio holding an astounding 47 game lead over Golden State, owning a record of 107-60. Golden State, however, won three of their four matchups with San Antonio in the 2017-2018 season.
- Golden State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. the NBA Southwest.
- Golden State is 8-17 ATS in their last 25 games played on the road vs. a team with a winning record at home.
- Golden State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- San Antonio is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games at home vs. a team with a winning record on the road.
- San Antonio is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. the NBA Pacific.
- San Antonio is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games vs. the Western Conference.