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Under Greg Popovich, it's been a pretty rare occurrence for the San Antonio Spurs to head into a game as double-digit underdogs. However, on the off chance that they are, the Spurs have been a surprisingly solid bet against the spread.
The Spurs have been playing well as of late, but they find themselves as 14.5-point underdogs for tonight's game against the Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Tonight's #NBA— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) February 6, 2019
Nuggets at Nets (+2.5)
Pelicans at Bulls (-1)
Wizards at Bucks (-11.5)
Hornets at Mavericks (-5.5)
Suns at Jazz (-14.5)
Rockets at Kings (+2.5)
Spurs at Warriors (-15)
To see the Warriors heavily favored over a playoff-caliber Spurs squad may seem a little extreme, but you could argue that it's completely warranted based on their recent record
Under Popovich, San Antonio has gone a terrible 1-35 straight up in games when they're double-digit underdogs. However, they've been a surprisingly solid spread bet, owning a 19-16-1 ATS record in those contests.
Adding to that, the Spurs are 2-3 ATS in the five times their opponent has been favored by 14 or more points.
The @spurs are 14.5-point underdogs at @warriors.— John Ewing (@johnewing) February 6, 2019
Since 1996 under Gregg Popovich, San Antonio has been a double-digit underdog in 36 games.
The Spurs went 1-35 SU and 19-16-1 ATS.
SA has only been a dog of 14 or more points 5 previous times going 0-5 SU and 2-3 ATS.
The Spurs have also been on an offensive tear over their last six games, scoring at least 108 points in each of those contests. A win may not be in the cards against the Warriors on the road, but all signs point to San Antonio having a great shot at covering the spread.
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