San Antonio vs. Atlanta,
01/01/2017 18:00 EDT,
Score: 112 - 114
Point Spread: -4/-110 San Antonio
Both Atlanta and San Antonio enter the game on a winning runs. Atlanta has captured two straight victories after its 105-98 victory over Detroit on Friday. San Antonio has won four straight after smacking down Portland 110-94 on Friday. This matchup features, Hawks HC Budenholzer a disciple of Popovichs system in San Antonio, where he was an assistant for 19 seasons. What makes this relevant to todays matchup, is that he runs the same system, as the Spurs, but without the same standout talent and chemistry. So in a head to head matchup, guess who has the edge? While anything can happen, when two NBA opponents clash, my own proprietary programs/ player matchup discrepancy charts suggest the Spurs win 9 out of 10 times by 5 points or more as visitors or at home. It must be noted Atlanta is 0-6 against the Spurs in Budenholzer's four seasons behind the Hawks bench and the franchise has lost 11 straight meetings in this series, and Im betting nothing changes today. From a long term NBA trends chart: Road favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points like the Spurs - good team - outscoring their opponents by 3+ points/game, after scoring 105 points or more 3 straight games are a bankroll expanding 129-66 for a 66% conversion rate for their betting backers (dates back 21 seasons)
SAN ANTONIO is 7-0 ATS L/7 after a blowout win by 15 points or more this season, winning by an average 13 ppg, which happened last time out vs Portland 110-94.
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