Free NBA Pick: Spurs vs Warriors Lines
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(0-0) San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors (0-0)
Date: Tuesday October 25
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Warriors -400, Spurs +325
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -8.5
NBA Betting Total: Off
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The Warriors lost in the Finals last year after being up big time. To make sure it doesn’t happen again they brought in Kevin Durant, like they needed more scoring.
San Antonio will also look a little different with Pau Gasol replacing Tim Duncan.
It is the opening night of the season and the NBA is not messing around with the schedule.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are looking to stay at the top even though Tim Duncan has walked off into the sunset. It was no longer his team but he was still a presence.
It is not an even swap in my eyes because they are different types of players but replacing him with Gasol was a very good get.
San Antonio has one of the most underrated players in the game in Kawhi Leonard. A consensus top defensive player he is getting so good at offense you can make an argument that he is one of the top 3 players in the game. He is going to have his hands full with somebody in this one.
The team around him is recognizable but their best years might be behind them. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are a year older and their numbers last year were so so.
Once Lamarcus Aldridge got comfortable he started to look like his old self last year. He can be a dangerous scorer for strecthes but despite his size he is not the rebounder and defender you want from the post.
The Spurs are not the favourite for sure but you can’t count them out in the West.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors begin this regular season looking to rinse the bad taste from last year’s finals from their mouth. After setting a record during the regular season and getting up 3-1 then losing, something had to give.
Bringing in KD makes this group the latest “Super Team”. They are definitely going to be super when they have the ball on offense but you have to wonder how they will be defensively and if they will need some time to get used to playing together.
ZaZa Pachulia takes on the center role and that will be important tonight as Gasol can be an offensive force.
Health will be a factor throughout the season but not tonight. They are amazing for Steph Curry and Durant do have a history with injuries.
The guy I think will benefit from the arrival of Durant the most is Klay Thompson. If it is even possible he should get more open shots.
The player who will benefit the least has to be Draymond Green. He needs the ball to be the dynamic force that he is and now he will have it less.
Golden State should mean business from the get go. They started so strong a year ago and an opening loss will bring a lot of scrutiny.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Under is 5-0 in Spurs last 5 Tuesday games.
- Under is 5-1 in Spurs last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0-1 in Warriors last 5 home games.
- Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games.
- Under is 5-1-1 in Warriors last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
Both teams have some questions but I think you have to like the answers a little better for Golden State right now. I know the NBA might not have a lot of statement games throughout the season but this looks like a spot where the Warriors might be looking to make one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Golden State -8.5
Plus when they win they so often win big.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State 112 – San Antonio 98
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