NBA Betting Preview & Expert Pick: Oklahoma City vs. Golden State

Golden State Vs San Antonio Lines, Pick & TV Info

Written by on March 10, 2017

The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs may both be elite title contenders in the Western Conference, but they’ll also both be looking to rebound from emphatic losses in their last games when they square off on Saturday in a matchup of the top two seeds in the loaded west.Now, let’s find out which one of the NBA Championship betting favorites is offering the most value in this intriguing pairing.

In Depth Analysis On The Warriors Vs Spurs Betting Lines, Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, March 11 at 8:30 PM ETWhere: AT&T CenterTV: ABCLive Stream: ABC Live StreamNBA Odds: TBA 

Why Bet The Golden State Warriors

Golden State (52-12 SU, 28-34-2 ATS) is coming off a humbling 99-86 spanking against Boston on Wednesday night that snapped their modest two-game winning streak and dropped them to 2-3 SU over their last five games to see their lead over San Antonio get cut to 1.5 games.“We’re in a tough spot in the schedule, obviously, and with KD’s injury,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr.“Everybody goes through this at some point during the season,” Kerr added. “You just make your way through and let everybody else freak out and panic. You just keep your nose down and keep working, and things work out.”Klay Thompson scored team-high 25 points and Stephen Curry added 23 in the loss but the pair also missed 13 of their 17 attempts from downtown.“For whatever reason, we’re in a little bit of a funk from three right now,” Kerr said.

Why Bet The San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs (50-14 SU, 33-30-1 ATS) had their nine-game winning streak snapped in Thursday’s 102-92 loss to Oklahoma City. Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 19 points but was limited to two rebounds and two assists while sitting out the entire fourth quarter after being hit in the facial area. His staus for Sturdy’s game against the Warriors is unknown at this time. Pau Gasol scored 18 points and LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in 17 points.“In general, (the Thunder) were the more aggressive team,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Nine out of 10 times, that’s what wins basketball games. Besides making shots and not making mistakes. I thought their aggressiveness took us out of a lot of stuff.”Popovich said the loss of Leonard had nothing to do with the outcome of the game.“They’d beat us anyways,” Popovich said. “If Kawhi had played in the fourth and they continued to do what they were doing and we continued to do what we were doing, they would have won anyways.”

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The San Antonio Spurs may be playing at home in this matchup, but I like the Golden State Warriors to snap out of the funk they’ve been in to get the narrow road win. The Warriors have been excellent away from Oracle Arena in going 26-8 on the road and I believe Kawhi Leonard could be at a bit less than 100 percent after taking a shot to the head on Thursday.The Warriors are a robust 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games against a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600 and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against  a team with a winning straight up record. Conversely, the Spurs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning straight up record, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

My final score prediction is Golden State 107 San Antonio 102