In theory, every team that makes it to the postseason has a shot of becoming the NBA champion, but the reality is that there are usually only a few teams from each conference who have a legitimate shot. In the Western Conference, you can probably narrow that number down to 2, as it looks as though the San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors are on a collision course to meet in the Conference Final. Upsets can happen, though, but if we are to assume that it is going to be those two teams slugging it out for Western Conference supremacy, then we have to look at their meeting on Thursday night as a bit of a preview of what might be to come. There can be no denying that this is the biggest game on the schedule on Thursday night, and is a game that you cannot miss. You can wager on this one by visiting the NBA online betting page.
Betting On San Antonio Spurs Vs Golden State Warriors Pro Hoops Lines
When: Thursday, April 7 at 10:30 PM EST
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland
Radio: WOAI and KNBR
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the San Antonio Spurs
This match-up has developed into a real rivalry game this season, as these two teams are far and away the best in the league. The Spurs (65-12) have the chance to bring an end to Golden State’s bid to post the best regular season record ever, as a win for San Antonio would mean that the Warriors could only tie the Bulls record. Given how the Spurs are playing right now, it’s not something you would bet against. San Antonio have won 4-straight games, and continue to play a stifling bran of defensive ball that is impossible to break down. You only have to look at the 87-79 win over the Warriors in their last meeting to see just how good this team is defensively. The Spurs are averaging 104.0, and are giving up 92.5 PPG.
Why bet on the Golden State Warriors
If the Golden State Warriors (69-9) do fall short in their record setting bid, they are probably going to look at their 124-117 OT loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves the other night as the backbreaker. That was a game that they were in total control of, yet somehow managed to let slip away. The Warriors have relied on a powerhouse offense all season long, but they have shown some signs of being a little frail defensively at times, which could become a problem in the playoffs. The Warriors destroyed the Spurs the last time they played them in Oakland, but you wonder just how up for this one they are going to be. The Warriors are averaging 115.3 PPG, and are giving up 104.5 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
You could feel a lot of the air go out the building when the Warriors lost their 9th game of the season against Minnesota. The bid for the best regular season record ever was fun while it lasted, but I think it comes to an end on Thursday night.