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Golden State to be without Iguodala and Bogut for heavyweight bout in San Antonio

Golden State will need a big game from their big three to defeat the Spurs in San Antonio.
Golden State will need a big game from their big three to defeat the Spurs in San Antonio.
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Matchup
Golden State Warriors
62-6
(37-28-3 ATS, 40-27-1 O/U)
vs
San Antonio Spurs
58-10
(40-28 ATS, 30-36-2 O/U)
How To Watch
Saturday, March 19th, 2016.
AT&T Center. San Antonio, TX.
5:30 p.m. PST
ESPN | KNBR 680 AM | WatchESPN
Blog Buddy: Pounding The Rock
Betting Lines
Golden State +5
San Antonio -5
Money Line
Golden State +165 San Antonio -190
Over/Under Total
217.5 Total Points

★★★
For only the third time in the 2015-16 NBA season, the Golden State Warriors are underdogs. The Dubs thumped the Spurs by 30 in their first meeting back on January 25th. However the Warriors are five point underdogs to Spurs team that is 34-0 at home this season with a 43 game regular season home winning streak.

Check out the highlights from the first meeting between the two best teams in the NBA:

For some reason, the defending NBA Champs were scheduled the most back-to-back games in the association this season. Golden State is 17-1 (12-6 ATS) when playing on no days rest according to TeamRankings.com. The Dubs are also a perfect 2-0 on the season in games which they are not favored to win.

The tentative OVER/UNDER line is hovering around 217.5 total points according to OddsShark.com. Golden State's offense is blistering hot as of late. The Dubs are averaging 125.4 points per game over their last five contests and a staggering 120.3 points in the month of March.

However the Spurs enter Saturday night's showdown with a historically great defense. Only twice in the previous 10 matchups have both teams managed to score over 100 points in the same game. The final score in each of those 10 games failed to eclipse the 217.5 combined point total that is currently in place for tonight's contest.


FLO'S PICKS

From 3/18 vs. Dallas:
ML: WARRIORS - WIN - GS 130-112
ATS: WARRIORS (-9.5) - WIN - GS by 18
O/U: OVER (226.5) - WIN - 242 total points

Season Totals:
ML: 57-6 (90%)
ATS: 31-32 (49%)
O/U: 33-30 (52%)

Here are my picks for Saturday night's game in San Antonio:

ML: SPURS
ATS: SPURS (-5)
O/U: UNDER (217.5)