Date/Time: Monday, April 15, 2013 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Television: NBA TV
Moneyline: Golden State -2
San Antonio trails Oklahoma City by one game for the top spot in the Western Conference with just two games to play in the regular season, but its current form leaves much to be desired. The Spurs are just 3-5 straight-up in their last eight games and even worse against the spread at 2-8 in their last 10 outings. The total has stayed UNDER in six of their last eight games.
With the exception of Manu Ginobili, who remains out with a strained hamstring, San Antonio is as healthy as it has been all season long. Despite having Tony Parker (20.4 points), Tim Duncan (17.8 points) and Kawhi Leonard (12 points) available for a good part of their last eight games, the Spurs have only managed to average 92.6 points as opposed to a season average of 103.1 points a game that is ranked fourth in the NBA.
Golden State remains tie with Houston for the sixth spot in the West at 45-35 SU (40-39-1 ATS) even with back-to-back losses last week to the Thunder and the Lakers. This followed a 6-2 SU (5-3 ATS) run in its previous eight games. The total went OVER in its last two games after staying UNDER in five of those eight contests.
The Warriors only major injury concern for Monday night is center Andrew Bogut, who is listed as questionable with bone bruise in his ankle that caused him to miss last Friday’s game. Stephen Curry and David Lee remain responsible for a good deal of the team’s success this season with a combined 41.3 points, 15.2 rebounds and 10.5 assists a game. Golden State is ranked ninth in the NBA in scoring (101 points) but 19th in points allowed (100.4 points).
Free NBA Pick
San Antonio has won two of three meetings this season SU, but Golden State is 2-1 ATS including a late February 107-101 overtime victory as a 3.5-point home underdog. The one constant has been that all three games stayed UNDER the total. Stick with that trend in the regular season series finale between the two as the total once again stays UNDER.
San Antonio vs. Golden State UNDER 203
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