Free NBA Picks for Warriors vs. Spurs

Jeff Grant

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:57 PM GMT

The San Antonio Spurs will try to avoid losing their first regular-season home game against the Golden State Warriors in more than 17 years, as the two teams prepare to meet up Wednesday. Where does the best value lie for our NBA picks?

Let’s take a closer look at the NBA betting odds for this Western Conference matchup at the AT&T Center, with the opening tip scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.

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Coming off a thriller
Golden State escaped with a 122-120 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks as five-point road underdogs Tuesday, while going OVER the betting total of 205.5.

The Warriors are 22-15 SU on the road, including an even 11-11 mark when taking on conference rivals.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise is 12-18 SU and 21-9 ATS in April, with the UNDER going 16-14 in that situation.

 

Streaking
San Antonio has won a franchise-record 18 consecutive games, including a 103-77 victory over the Indiana Pacers as 4.5-point road favorites Monday, while going UNDER the betting total for the sixth time in seven contests.

The Spurs have claimed their victories by an average of 16.5 points over the course of their streak, which is important to consider when looking over the SBR Odds page.

NBA handicappers will find that the squad is 19-11 SU and 18-14 ATS versus teams with a winning record during the 2013-14 campaign.

 

Curry
The Warriors are led on the offensive end by All-Star point guard Stephen Curry, who paces the league in three-pointers made and sits seventh in scoring.

Curry finished with 23 points and 10 assists against the Mavericks, while he’s been the team’s leading scorer in its first three games versus the Spurs this season.

 

Dominance
The Spurs are going to receive a majority of the money line action in this affair, considering they’ve won 30 consecutive regular-season home games against the Warriors, including a 76-74 victory as 5.5-point favorites on Nov. 8.

San Antonio is aiming to sweep its season series over Golden State for the fourth time in the past five campaigns.

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Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Spurs as one of their NBA picks, as they’ve covered the number in four of the last five meetings.

NBA Pick: San Antonio Spurs