The San Antonio Spurs are 43-0 straight up and 29-14 against the spread over their last 43 regular season games at home. That home record will be put to the ultimate test this Saturday night with the Golden State Warriors coming to town.
San Antonio is set as a 3.5-point betting favorite at home against the Golden State Warriors at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. This will be just the third time this season that the Warriors have been the betting underdog, going 2-0 SU and ATS in the previous two instances.
The Spurs pulled away from the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night, but let up down the stretch to open the door for Portland to cover the spread late as an 11.5-point underdog in the Spurs' 118-110 win. San Antonio is just 2-6 ATS in its last eight games despite a 7-1 SU record over that stretch, failing to cover the spread in four of its last five games at home.
Saturday's game will be the first time in 12 outings that the Spurs are favored by less than nine points at home. In the team's last 19 games as a favorite of four points or less, the Spurs are 7-12 SU and 5-14 ATS per the OddsShark NBA Database.
Combining to shoot 16-of-37 from three-point land, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson racked up 70 combined points in Golden State's 130-112 drubbing of the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. With that win and cover, the Warriors moved to 62-6 SU on the season with a 7-0 SU and 5-2 ATS record over their last seven games.
Golden State will be playing its third game in four nights on Saturday against the Spurs.
Saturday's total is set at 216 points. The UNDER is 3-0 in the last three games between the Warriors and the Spurs.
Golden State is 2-1 SU and ATS in its last three games against the Spurs, but both of those wins came in Golden State. The Spurs were 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in their previous seven games against the Warriors and are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last four home games against Golden State.
These two teams are considered by most to be the two best in the NBA, and Saturday's game has the potential to be an instant classic.