The 2013 NBA Playoffs continue Thursday night with the San Antonio Spurs looking to close-out the series against the Golden State Warriors. The Spurs lost by 10 points in their last trip to Oakland as the Warriors went on a 13-3 run in over-time to tie the series at 2-2. The Spurs are however are 12-4 in their last 16 games played against the Warriors the last 3 seasons including 5-3 overall in Oakland. The Spurs are currently favored by 2 points in Las Vegas after the line opened to favor the Warriors by 1.5 points at home at some offshore books. The posted game total is sitting at 195 points in Vegas after it opened up at 196 at most offshore books.
Here are several betting trends that side with the Golden State Warriors covering the 2 point spread tonight against the Spurs. The Spurs are just 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games after putting up 100 points or more in their previous game. The Spurs are also just 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games when playing a team that has a winning record. San Antonio is also just 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games when playing with just 1 days rest and the underdog has now covered the spread in 4 of the last 5 games played between these two teams.
The Golden State Warriors are a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after a loss by more than 10 points and they are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after failing to cover the spread in their previous game. The Warriors are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games when playing a team with a winning percentage greater than .600 and they are also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games overall. It will be a tough task for the Spurs to hold this potent Warriors team to under 100 points for the 4th straight game especially on the road.
NBA Playoff Game 6 Prediction: With so many betting trends going against the Spurs Thursday night I will be riding with the home dog to win straight up.