4* NBA BEST BET
Golden State vs. San Antonio,
01/04/2012 20:30 EDT,
Score: 95 - 101
Point Spread: -7½/-107 San Antonio
While the Spurs will be playing this game without Manu Ginobili, they have plenty of experience playing without their star. I believe their is some solid value on San Antonio in this game. The Spurs are a perfect 7-0 ATS vs the Warriors over the last 3 seasons and are 19-9 ATS vs the Warriors at home since 1996.
San Antonio is one of a few teams who will rarely lose back-to-back games. Their first loss of the season came at Houston 85-105 back on 12/29. The next game the Spurs crushed the Jazz 104-89 at home. They just lost 96-106 at Minnesota, and I expect them to come out strong against the Warriors.
San Antonio is 17-5 ATS in home games after a game where they allowed a shooting pct. of 55% or higher since 1996 and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. BET THE SPURS -7.5!