Golden State Warriors Travel to San Antonio to Face the Spurs
The Golden State Warriors are dealing with injuries at the wrong time. At the moment, Otto Porter Jr. is on the day-to-day list, and James Wiseman is also out. The good news is that they still have Draymond Green and Klay Thompson to rely on.
With those two leading the team, our question is, will they be resting on Saturday? Steve Kerr won’t want to risk them getting hurt.
The San Antonio Spurs are dealing with a few key injuries as well. At the moment, superstar point guard Dejounte Murray has been ruled out. Romeo Langford is on the day-to-day list, and Jock Landale is also out.
These injuries, especially the one dealt to Dejounte Murray, put the Spurs at risk of losing this game. Still, the Spurs will put everything they’ve got into this game.
Game Preview: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs April 9
The Warriors have one of the best offenses in the NBA when everyone is healthy. Certain players, such as Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole, are beginning to step up.
In a recent win over the Kings, Wiggins led the Warriors with 25 points, shooting 50% for the night. They’ll likely look to Wiggins to lead them again in this game against the Spurs if Klay Thompson is rested.
Although the Warriors have the 15th ranked offense in the NBA, the Spurs rank much higher. On average, the Spurs score 113.18 points per game, ranking 8th in the NBA. Unfortunately, this hasn’t translated to wins for the Spurs, and it’s mainly due to their defense.
The Spurs give up 113.01 points per game, nearly the same amount they average. So, who’s the better pick?
Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs Betting Prediction
The Warriors’ last ten games against the Spurs haven’t gone their way. In fact, in these ten games, the Warriors are under .500, going 4-6. As we mentioned above, this game is reliant on which players, if any, the Warriors are resting.
If they play the entire team, the Warriors have a better shot. If not, you could see the Spurs pull off a win similar to the one on March 20, 2022.
The date above was the last time the Spurs faced the Golden State Warriors. Golden State was at home and came in as 6.5-point favorites. San Antonio won the game 110-108, which covered the spread, and the total went under the expected 225.5.
The Spurs have gone 2-1 against the spread in their last three games against Golden State. We expect them to pick up a third here.
In this game, we’d definitely recommend taking the under when these two face on Saturday. Not only do you have to take resting players into account, but injuries as well.
Without Dejounte Murray, the Spurs will be missing their leading scorer. Take the under and the Spurs to cover the spread.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.