NBA Betting Picks: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs

NBA Betting Picks:  Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs

The NBA playoffs continue on Wednesday night as the Golden State Warriors travel to San Antonio to take on the Spurs. Golden State gave the Spurs everything they wanted and then some in Game 1–the Warriors extended the game to double overtime and were on the verge of winning with a two point lead with three seconds left. San Antonio got the last laugh, however, sinking a 3 point shot with a second left to steal the victory.

Golden State shocked the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs but the big storyline now is their legacy of frustration in San Antonio. Despite the gargantuan effort in Game 1 Golden State came up short which sent them to their *thirtieth* straight loss on the Spurs’ home court. The length of this drought is mind boggling–the last time the Warriors won a game in San Antonio, for example, Spurs’ superstar Tim Duncan had yet to play his first NBA game!

But that was then and this is now and now the Warriors are a very good–and very dangerous–team. Golden State has a long history of being a tough playoff ‘out’ and this year has been no different. This season they’re a perfect 7-0 against the spread in the postseason which extends their record dating back to 1997 to 13-4 against the number. They’re a classic example of a team playing their best basketball at the best possible time of the year. Dating back to the end of the regular season the Warriors have covered ten straight and 11 of their last 12. This illustrates that they’re not only playing well but that the linesmakers have yet to valuate them properly.

San Antonio swept the hapless LA Lakers in the first round of the playoffs covering all four games in the process. That tank job by Los Angeles went a long way to obfuscate the Spurs’ poor pointspread run in the second half of the season. Factor out the four game SU/ATS sweep of the Lakers and the Spurs have failed to cover in eight straight games and 13 of their last 16. This isn’t a team built for covering big margins and they could be a bit overpriced.