San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors Prediction, NBA Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Nov 24, 2023

Two of the coldest teams in the NBA meet Friday evening when the San Antonio Spurs visit the Golden State Warriors in NBA In-Season Tournament play.

San Antonio
11-44
AT
November 24, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
Chase Center
Golden State
27-26
Pointspread +10.5 -115
Moneyline +350
Over / Under o +236.5
Pointspread -10.5 -105
Moneyline -450
Over / Under u +236.5

San Antonio is 0-3 and Golden State 1-1 in the tournament. The Spurs enter on a 10-game skid, showing that the 3-2 start beside this streak was a bunch of fool’s gold and they’re still lottery contenders. 

The 7-9 start for Golden State’s 7-9 is a little more head-scratching. But the Warriors finally got a home win earlier this week, and suffered an overtime loss two nights prior with someone other than Steph Curry producing. Now are the Warriors back? No and there’s a long way to go as they currently sit outside the West’s playoff picture. But a loss to the last-place Spurs and you can essentially write the Warriors off in 2023–24.

Tip-off at Chase Center goes at 10 p.m. EST with Golden State a double-digit favourite and the total set at 233.5 on the NBA odds. 

Spurs vs. Warriors NBA Betting Odds

A home win Monday improved the Warriors record at Chase Center to a puzzling 2-6. And it’s troubled the oddsmakers too, as Golden State has covered in just one of those eight home games. The Warriors are only 5-4 outright as a favourite this season. Still, eleven of San Antonio’s last 14 trips to Golden State have resulted in losses.

Four of the last five Spurs road games have finished over the total. San Antonio’s third-last in the NBA with 123.1 points allowed per game this season. The Warriors have hit at least 115 points in three consecutive outings but rank in the middle in the NBA in scoring this season. Still, six of Golden State’s last seven games have went over — so there’s your total trend to hit.

San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs had an eventful Wednesday evening when they lost 109-102 to the Clippers. While going down by double-digits in the opening quarter, head coach Gregg Popovich grabbed the PA mic to tell his team’s fans to stop booing Kawhi Leonard. That didn’t work — after all, the fans might have been booing San Antonio’s 10-game losing streak.

This Spurs season will always be about the development of Victor Wembanyama, the 7’4” first overall pick who looks to be just as much as a generational talent as advertised. But a 10-game losing streak in any professional sport is unacceptable, and it’s up to the likes of Wembanyama to step up in the face of adversity.

Golden State Warriors

Slotting into the starting lineup for a suspended Draymond Green, Chris Paul was playing some solid basketball this week and was on pace for his third straight double-double. Then *bleep* hit the fan and Paul was ejected by his infamous enemy, referee Scott Foster. The distraction of that long rivalry got to the Warriors, as they took a 37-16 defeat in the quarter of Paul’s ejection. 

Head coach Steve Kerr made it clear he was extremely displeased with the reffing too, citing his Warriors being called for 52 free throws (44 of which resulted in Phoenix points). Breaking news, but the Warriors seem to be at their best when they’re knocking down threes and having Chris Paul distribute the ball to their three-point makers. Not when they’re distracted by referees and foul troubles.

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