NBA Picks: San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors, Game 3

Jeff GrantContributor IMay 9, 2013

NBA Picks: San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors, Game 3

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    The San Antonio Spurs have won 15 of their last 18 games when avenging a home loss against an opponent, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Friday as they travel to take on the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Spurs are three-point road underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 203.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at Game 3 of this Western Conference semifinal matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way. 

San Antonio Spurs

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    The San Antonio Spurs were unable to hold on to their home-court advantage in this best-of-seven series, suffering a 100-91 setback to the Golden State Warriors as seven-point favorites on Wednesday.

    NBA handicappers will find that the Spurs are 13-11 straight up and 14-10 against the spread as road underdogs of three points or less over the last two-plus seasons. 

Golden State Warriors

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    The Golden State Warriors are led by the shooting exploits of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The duo combined to knock down 483 three-point shots during the regular season.

    Sports bettors will find that the Warriors have compiled a perfect 8-0 against-the-spread record in the 2013 NBA playoffs heading into Friday night's affair. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the San Antonio Spurs as one of their NBA playoff picks on Friday, as they've gone 5-2-2 against the spread in their last nine road games versus the Golden State Warriors.

    NBA Pick: San Antonio Spurs +3

     

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