San Antonio Spurs versus Golden St Warriors Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-18-2013

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The 23-14 Golden St Warriors will be on the road to face the 30-11 San Antonio Spurs in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip time from San Antonio is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this matchup has the home club San Antonio Spurs favored by -12 points with an over under line of 203 ½ points. When the odds were released a few hours ago it was the Spurs a -12 point favorite with the total of 203 points. There has been a ½ point move on over the total.

The team’s met three times during the lockout season with the Spurs winning all three games. Golden St covered the spread in the only game played at San Antonio in the season series. Trend: Golden St Warriors are 0-5 ATS in their past five games.

Golden St is 11-8 on the road this season. The have lost two straight and four of their past five games. The 115-89 road loss at the Clippers may have hurt their confidence because that was the start of the skid downward for the Warriors. They are coming off the 92-75 home defeat on Wednesday to the Miami Heat as a +4 point underdog. The game landed under 200 points. The Warriors were down by 28 points when entering the fourth quarter. They shot just 36% from the floor and gave away 21 turnovers. Golden St played without Stephen Curry Their leading scoring and assist man who was out with a sprained ankle. Same old story like last season an ankle sprain leads to more missed time by Curry. He played just 26 games last year because of his ankle issue.

The Spurs are 17-2 on their home court. They have won two straight all at home by double digits. San Antonio blew out Memphis on Wednesday 103-82 as a -5 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 187 points. San Antonio had a very good shooting night making nearly 58% from the field and 9 of 18 threes. Tim Duncan led the club with 19 points and eight rebounds in 31minutes. Speaking of minutes the head coach of San Antonio Popovich has limited minutes for many of his starters this season. Tony Parker leads the team with an average of 32 minutes played per game. Pop has gotten a lot of production from his bench this year which has affordable the Spurs to rest their aging stars.