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San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors Game 2 Betting Preview & Expert Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith

Despite being without Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors have had no problems beating up on the San Antonio Spurs. Or at least that was the case in Game of the San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors series. But nevertheless, the 2 team teaser odds are still favoring Golden State heavily in Game 2. And that’s accounting for the fact that they’ll be without Curry once again. Take an NBA betting online look.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors – Monday, April 16th

When: 9:30 pm ET

Series: Game 2 || Warriors lead 1-0

Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California

TV: TNT

Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass

NBA Betting Online Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Spurs +9½ (-110) 205½ (-110) +438
Warriors -9½ (-110) 205½ (-110) -575
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San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs had a rough go in Game 1, conceding a 113-92 loss to the Warriors. The biggest thing to notice is the fact that San Antonio is without Kawhi Leonard, who is still nursing an injury. However, judging by the trade rumors that have arisen this postseason, it’s looking like San Antonio is getting ready to kiss Leonard goodbye. Ultimately, the Spurs will be shooting themselves in the foot if they carry this action out. After all, they didn’t have a single player break 20-points in Game 1. And since Game 2 will be played on the road, there’s no reason to expect a turnaround from San Antonio. Unsurprisingly, the Spurs are pegged as heavy NBA betting online underdogs this evening.

Players to Watch: LaMarcus Aldridge (23.1 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.0 apg), Rudy Gay (11.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Pau Gasol (10.1 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.1 apg).

Golden State Warriors

With Curry’s absence looming over Golden State, the Warriors have turned to Klay Thompson to lead them to victory. Thompson is an excellent 3-point shooter in his own right. Since Curry isn’t in the lineup, Thompson has taken this opportunity to shine. This was evident in Game 1 where Thompson drained 27-points on the NBA’s best defense. Surrounded by Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, Thompson should have no problem leading Golden State to a win this evening.

Players to Watch: Klay Thompson (27.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.0 apg), Kevin Durant (24.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 7.0 apg) and JaVale McGee (15.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.0 spg).

San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Predictions

Trends

  • San Antonio is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Antonio is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 6 games
  • Golden State is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Golden State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State’s last 6 games at home
San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors Picks

So what’s the best way for online sportsbook players to lean in tonight’s San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors matchup? Considering the beating the Warriors delivered in Game 1, it’s clear that Golden State is the only way to bet this evening. However, it’s pretty clear that there’s not much value in taking them straight up. Alternatively, you could take them to cover the spread or take the totals line. The spread is set a bit high for Golden State but they will be at home. Not only that, the Spurs didn’t have any player take the lead offensively Game 1. Therefore, we can expect them to fall short against the spread once again. Sign up now to make this NBA postseason prediction!

Score Prediction: 116-102 Golden State. The Warriors deliver another beating to go up 2-0. Golden State will cover the spread and the TOTAL will go OVER.

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