Upcoming Free Picks

San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors,
4-16-2018 - Pick and Prediction

This is a past game! View all upcoming NBA games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#703 San Antonio
Spurs 207
#704 Golden State
Warriors -9.5

Monday, April 16, 2018 at 10:45pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

San Antonio Spurs

47 - 36

41-38
ATS
38-43
O/U
102
PPG
99
OPPG

Golden State Warriors

59 - 24

34-46
ATS
41-41
O/U
113
PPG
107
OPPG

San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors

NBA Round 1 Playoffs Game 2: Monday, April 16th 2018 8:30 PM EST TIME

The Golden State Warriors came into the postseason injured and slumping but quickly proved they can flip the switch to playoff mode with a dominating Game 1 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. The Warriors will try to keep the pressure on and get off to another hot start to make it a 2-0 cushion when they host the Spurs in Game 2 on Monday.

Meet The Ugly

San Antonio’s starting unit wasn’t up to the task and only LaMarcus Aldridge (14 points) scored in double figures among the starting five. “I thought we were very prepared physically and mentally,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters. “But I was mistaken. As I said, we looked like deer in the headlights. The defense was really poor as far as following game plan of the first quarter, and it’s a bad combination to play defense like that and not shoot at the other end.”

San Antonio shot 40 percent from the floor in Game 1 and managed only three offensive rebounds in the 113-92 setback. “We’ve got to regroup, feel hurt, upset, kind of desperate,” guard Manu Ginobili told reporters. “We don’t want to go home (down) 0-2. But at the same time, we’ve got to be smarter. Offensively, we’re going to have to move the ball better, sharper, be more aggressive and see what happens. We are underdogs. We’ve talked about it. To get a win here, we’ve got to overachieve.” Popovich started Rudy Gay in the second half over Kyle Anderson to generate more offense and could insert Gay into the starting lineup for Game 2.

Shinning Without Curry

Golden State dropped 10 of its last 17 games in the regular season and struggled on defense but tightened things up that end and held the Spurs to 17 first-quarter points to establish a lead it wouldn’t relinquish in Game 1. “Just wanted to put our best defensive lineup on the floor from the beginning,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who inserted small forward Andre Iguodala into the starting lineup, told reporters. “I think the whole point of these games here early in this series is to re-establish our defense. I think you guys know, over the last month or so, our defense has been subpar. Can’t win in this league in the playoffs unless you defend, and they defended tonight, and we went with our best defensive group.”

Starting Iguodala over Quinn Cook left Golden State without a true point guard, leading to All-Star forward Kevin Durant running the offense. “It’s not just one guy who has the ball all the time and making all the plays,” Durant, who finished with 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, told reporters. “I think that’s the beauty of our team, that all of us can go off and score 30 or get eight, nine assists or grab 11 rebounds.

TRENDS

  • Spurs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Spurs are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 road games.
  • Spurs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Pacific.
  • Spurs are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Warriors are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games.
  • Warriors are 24-7 ATS in their last 31 Conference Quarterfinals games.

Spurs PG Tony Parker – a career 46.1 percent shooter in 222 postseason games – went 1-of-8 from the floor on Saturday. Golden State won its last 10 postseason games at home.

PICK: Golden State Warriors 

Chris Zimmerman

Chris has been an up-and-coming outstanding sports writer for the past seven years as he is taking the betting industry by storm. With this experience covering NFL, NHL, College and more he’s ready to double whatever is in your wallet right now. Are you ready to win?

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Monday, Oct 15
NFL
#277 49ers 46.5
#278 Packers -9
8:15pm
View Pick
MLB
#953 Milwaukee Brewers 7
#954 Los Angeles Dodgers -175
7:35pm
View Pick
NHL
#51 Dallas -170
#52 Ottawa 6
7:35pm
View Pick
#53 Detroit 5.5
#54 Montreal -155
7:35pm
View Pick
#55 Los Angeles 6
#56 Toronto -170
7:35pm
View Pick
#57 Minnesota 6
#58 Nashville -185
8:05pm
View Pick
Tuesday, Oct 16
NBA
#501 Philadelphia 76ers 208.5
#502 Boston Celtics -4.5
8:05pm
View Pick
#503 Oklahoma City Thunder 223.5
#504 Golden State Warriors -12
10:35pm
View Pick
MLB
#907 Boston Red Sox 8.5
#908 Houston Astros -130
5:05pm
View Pick
#909 Milwaukee Brewers
#910 Los Angeles Dodgers
9:05pm
View Pick
NHL
#13 Arizona 5.5
#14 Minnesota -160
8:05pm
View Pick
#15 Buffalo 6
#16 Vegas -185
10:05pm
View Pick
Thursday, Oct 18
NFL
#301 Denver Broncos -2.5
#302 Arizona Cardinals 41
8:20pm
View Pick
NCAAF
#303 Georgia State
#304 Arkansas State
7:30pm
View Pick
#305 Stanford
#306 Arizona State
9:00pm
View Pick
Sunday, Oct 21
NFL
#465 Minnesota Vikings
#466 New York Jets
1:00pm
View Pick
NCAAF
#409 Nevada
#410 Hawaii
12:00am
View Pick
Wednesday, Oct 17
NBA
#705 Miami Heat -2.5
#706 Orlando Magic 210.5
7:05pm
View Pick
Friday, Oct 19
NCAAF
#307 Colorado State
#308 Boise State
9:00pm
View Pick
#309 Air Force
#310 UNLV
10:00pm
View Pick
Saturday, Oct 20
NCAAF
#313 Cincinnati
#314 Temple
12:00pm
View Pick
#325 Northwestern
#326 Rutgers
12:00pm
View Pick
#329 Miami - OH
#330 Army
12:00pm
View Pick
#331 Michigan
#332 Michigan State
12:00pm
View Pick
#339 Buffalo
#340 Toledo
12:00pm
View Pick
#345 Illinois
#346 Wisconsin
12:00pm
View Pick
#355 Tulsa
#356 Arkansas
12:00pm
View Pick
#383 Oklahoma
#384 TCU
12:00pm
View Pick
#399 Auburn
#400 Ole Miss
12:00pm
View Pick
#321 Virginia
#322 Duke
12:30pm
View Pick
#375 Bowling Green
#376 Ohio U
2:00pm
View Pick
#359 Utah State
#360 Wyoming
2:30pm
View Pick
#363 Western Michigan
#364 Central Michigan
3:00pm
View Pick
#395 Charlotte
#396 Middle Tennessee State
3:00pm
View Pick
#391 Kansas
#392 Texas Tech
3:30pm
View Pick
#389 NC State
#390 Clemson
3:30pm
View Pick
#373 Wake Forest
#374 Florida State
3:30pm
View Pick
#353 UL Lafayette
#354 Appalachian State
3:30pm
View Pick
#335 Alabama
#336 Tennessee
3:30pm
View Pick
#357 Georgia Southern
#358 New Mexico State
4:00pm
View Pick
#371 California
#372 Oregon State
4:00pm
View Pick
#397 Memphis
#398 Missouri
4:00pm
View Pick
#381 UConn
#382 USF
7:00pm
View Pick
#393 UTSA
#394 Southern Miss
7:00pm
View Pick
#403 Mississippi St
#404 LSU
7:00pm
View Pick
#311 Vanderbilt
#312 Kentucky
7:30pm
View Pick
#333 Ohio State
#334 Purdue
7:30pm
View Pick
#351 Rice
#352 FIU
7:30pm
View Pick
#361 Fresno State
#362 New Mexico
7:30pm
View Pick
#367 Oregon
#368 Washington State
7:30pm
View Pick
#401 ODU
#402 Western Kentucky
7:30pm
View Pick
#405 USC
#406 Utah
8:00pm
View Pick
#407 San Jose State
#408 San Diego State
10:30pm
View Pick