February 22, 2013

San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors Pick

Spurs vs Warriors NBA Picks

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San Antonio Spurs
vs.
Golden State Warriors

Date/Time: February 22nd, 10:30 pm EST

Television: ESPN

Basketball Odds from BetDSI

Point Spread: San Antonio -3

Total: 209.5

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NBA Betting Trends

San Antonio Spurs

  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of San Antonio’s last 19 games when playing on the road against Golden State
  • San Antonio is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Golden State
  • San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State
  • San Antonio is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Golden State
  • San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Golden State

Golden State Warriors

  • Golden State is 2-9-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing San Antonio
  • Golden State is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Antonio
  • Golden State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Antonio
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Golden State’s last 19 games when playing at home against San Antonio
  • Golden State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Antonio

 

NBA – February 22nd

For just the second time this season, the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs are set to do battle when they meet in NBA betting action on Friday night at Oracle Arena.

The Spurs picked up a big time win on Thursday when they clocked the Los Angeles Clippers by a whopping 26 points. It was the fifth straight ‘W’ for the club, and it snapped a two-game ATS skid. Everything really came together out of the blocks. G Tony Parker scored 31 and logged seven assists, while F Danny Green, C Tiago Splitter, and G Manu Ginobili all scored in double digits. It was a game where F Tim Duncan didn’t have to do anything particularly special, and he was only on the court for 16 minutes as a result. Twelve men were on the court for at least 10 minutes, and all 13 played in the game. Meanwhile, the Spurs held the Clips to just 31.2 percent shooting from downtown and forced 20 turnovers. That’s the methodology that San Antonio has been using all year long to beat teams, and it has been awfully difficult to try to keep up with a team that is as deep and as talented as this one is.

Golden State really slid going into the All-Star Break, and it had some problems right out of it as well against the Utah Jazz. They had lost six games in a row, allowing an average of 117.5 points per game. The defense settled back in against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night though, allowing just 98 points in a 10-point victory at home, and the hope is that now that this team is back at Oracle Arena that it can come up with another big time win to send a statement to the rest of the West. It’s one thing to beat a team like Phoenix. It’s something totally different to beat someone like San Antonio. As always, look for the three-pointers to be flying off of the hands of the Golden State guards. G Stephen Curry, G Klay Thompson, and G Jarrett Jack are lighting things up from long range, and that’s why they are combining to average 51.0 points per game between them.

Prediction:

Normally speaking, the back to back would bother us for the Spurs, but in this instance, it isn’t a problem because the team really didn’t have to exert that much energy to put aside the Clippers last night. Roll with San Antonio for the second straight night to dismiss another Pacific Division squad en route to the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. San Antonio 112 – Golden State 104

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Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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