- What: Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs
- Date: Friday, January 13, 2023
- Location: Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- How to Watch: ESPN, Bally Sports SW-SA, NBC Sports Bay Area
Tonight’s early ESPN NBA game features the Golden State Warriors against the San Antonio Spurs. Things could be going better for both of these Western Conference NBA clubs at the halfway point of the 2023 NBA season, as both teams enter tonight’s matchup on three-game losing skids.
Golden State has a record of 20-21, which puts them in third place in the Pacific Division. That record is also good enough to have them in the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, San Antonio, who is 13-29 on the 2023 NBA season, is in fourth place in the Southwest Division. The Spurs are in the second-last spot in the West, above the Houston Rockets.
Before we look at the betting breakdown for the January 13, 2023, NBA matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs, check out our guide to betting on the 2023 NBA Finals and our tips for betting on the NBA.
Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs picks – January 13, 2023
|Golden State Warriors||-350||-360||-355||-416|
|San Antonio Spurs||+275||+285||+270||+310|
Golden State Warriors breakdown
The good news for the Golden State Warriors is that Stephen Curry returned to the court for the team on Tuesday for the club’s game against the Phoenix Suns. The bad news is that even with Curry in the line-up, the Warriors lost the game 125-113, putting the team on a three-game home losing skid.
Before those three losses, the Warriors were 17-2 at home, which helped the team considerably, since the club has a terrible 3-16 road record. Golden State’s most recent road win was a December 18 victory over Toronto.
Curry leads the team in scoring with 29.7 points per game, while Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole are also contributing more than 20 points per game. Andrew Wiggins is also putting up solid offense at 18.4 points per game.
Tuesday’s loss to Phoenix was the first time the Warriors had their starting five of Curry, Thompson, Wiggins, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney together since December 5. Expectations are those five will start the game against San Antonio tonight.
San Antonio Spurs breakdown
The San Antonio Spurs are struggling through the 2023 NBA season. The team made the play-in for the 2022 NBA playoffs with a 34-48 record, but they don’t look like they will make it that far this year. The best the Spurs have played this year are two runs of three-straight wins. The first of those stretches came in games two through four of the 2023 NBA season. They then won three straight in early December. San Antonio is on a three-game losing skid and have a 3-7 record in their past 10 outings. The team is 8-14 at home.
Keldon Johnson leads the Spurs in scoring with 21.3 points per game. The club’s second-highest scorer, Devin Vassell, is injured and expected to be out until after the All-Star break. No other Spurs player is averaging more than 13.5 points per game.
This is the second meeting of the season between these teams. Golden State destroyed San Antonio in the first game they played in the 2023 season, 132-95. The Warriors have not played since Tuesday, which should have given their starting five some time to find their rhythm on the practice court. I’d look for a dialed-in Golden State team in tonight’s game. With that, the best bet is to pick the Golden State Warriors to beat the San Antonio Spurs. However, there is some value in a bet on the Spurs to pull the upset because of the Warriors’ poor road record.
Pick: Golden State Warriors to beat the San Antonio Spurs
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