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Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs Betting Preview

The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs are both looking to finish the regular season strong in the second to last game.

The Warriors are currently on a three-game winning streak, and it’s been because of Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole leading the backcourt. In the win against a full-strength Utah Jazz, Thompson had 36 points on 8/17 from three.

San Antonio is two games back of the Pelican for the #9 seed, which would give that team home court for the play-in.

The Spurs finish the season on the road in Golden State tonight and on the road in Dallas against a Mavericks team without Luke Doncic (suspension). Golden State is currently -6.5 favorites.

Warriors Peaking at the Right Time

Golden State, who is a half-game ahead of the Mavericks for the #3 seed are playing some of their best basketball to finish the season. With the injury to Stephen Curry, both Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson have carried the load.

Add in a mix of veterans in Otto Porter, Iguodala, and Draymond; this team is pretty good even without Curry. In today’s NBA, there is a lot of resting due to injury management, and Klay will be resting because of his Achilles tonight. Without Curry alone, Poole has averaged over 25+ PPG, 5.5 APG, and 4.6 RPG.

The hopeful return of Steph for the first round will be a major key for the teams’ playoff run. If the Warriors can get Curry back in time, they are a legitimate threat to win it all.

San Antonio Ready to Prove Themselves

The San Antonio Spurs, led by hall of fame coach Gregg Popovich find themselves locked into a play-in playoff spot after the Lakers fell off.

The Spurs are led by star point guard Dejounte Murray who is out with an illness that he’s been dealing with for over a week. Other injuries to the team include starters Kelson Johnson, Jakob Poeltl, and Devin Vassell.

San Antonio seems content with their spot and knows the chances of getting the #9 seed and home-court advantage are pretty slim. I wouldn’t be surprised if most of the starters are resting Sunday as well before their matchup on the road in New Orleans.

On Saturday night, it will be up to Tre Jones, rookie Joshua Primo, and the supporting cast off the bench in an effort to beat the Warriors on the road.

Betting Prediction

The Warriors and Spurs are an intriguing matchup for young talent. With multiple injuries to both teams, the rookies and second-year players will have extended minutes, especially for the Spurs.

San Antonio isn’t used to playing without four starters, but Golden State is, in a way. The Warriors have had a mix of lineups with Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Curry all missing time at some point.

No matter who is injured, they still find a way to win games. Jordan Poole should absolutely feast on a Spurs team that’s #1 in terms of pace for each game.

The Warriors have a lot of pieces that will play valuable minutes tonight and prove themselves for a chance in the playoffs. With how well-rounded and coached the Warriors are, they should not drop a game at home.

The Warriors to cover -6.5 is the play tonight.

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