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Well Rested Golden State Hosts San Antonio in Game 1 of Western Conference Finals

On Sunday afternoon, the NBA Western Conference finals best of seven series tips off with Game 1from Oracle Arena in Oakland, California when the Golden State Warriors host the San Antonio Spurs.

The current line has Golden State favored by 10.5 points with the over/under point total sitting on 211. On the season including the playoffs San Antonio is 69-25 straight up and 48-44-2 against the spread. Golden State is 75-15 SU and 45-42-3 ATS.

Last year, everybody was anticipating a meeting between these same two squads. However, San Antonio was knocked out of the playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

This season, San Antonio won two of three games head to head with San Antonio, and the Spurs overall hold a big head to head advantage against Golden State 111-62.

San Antonio defeated Memphis in six games in the first round and Houston in six games in the semifinals of the West. In Game 6, the Spurs held Houston’s leading scorer James Harden to just 10 points even though they played without both Tony Parker and defensive stalwart Kawhi Leonard.

LaMarcus Aldridge is returning to his form of last season at just the right time for the Spurs. He led the Spurs in scoring in Game 6 against Houston with 34 points.

Golden State is 8-0 in the playoff thus far. The Warriors are led by the trio of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. The Warriors swept the Portland Trail Blazers in round one and the Utah Jazz in the semifinals to reach the conference finals.

Stephen Curry led Golden State with 30 points in Game 4 to end the series. Draymond Green handed out 11 assists and grabbed 10 boards for the Warriors, to help them reach their third straight conference finals.

Golden State won each of its four games versus Utah by double digits in the semifinals with the biggest margin of victory in the fourth and final game.

San Antonio is 2-6 ATS in its past 8 games on two days of rest.

Golden State is 6-0 ATS in its past 6 games versus opponents form the Southwest division.

Prediction: Golden State is well rested and injuries to Durant and Green have healed. San Antonio is coming in on a high off their series win over Houston, but the Warriors are too tough. Lean here straight up and less the points with Golden State.

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