The third game of the NBA Western Conference playoffs will be played tonight at San Antonio at 9:00 p.m. E.T. The Golden State Warrior lead the series two games to none, and that means the San Antonio Spurs really need a win at home tonight. At this point, most people are looking past both the Western and Eastern Conference finals, looking to give the respective conference crowns to Golden State and Cleveland. But the series have to be played and we have the Warriors play Spurs West Finals game three pick. Golden State is favored by 8.5 points and is at -113. The over/under is 213 with the over at -108 and the under at -102.
Kawhi Lenard is out as is Tony Parker. The Spurs are in major trouble. LaMarcus Aldridge has to step up, but even if he does, it’s hard to imagine the $84 million power forward being able to step up and make up for such a huge loss. Plus, Aldridge is not having a very good postseason. He’s averaging only 17.3 PPG, 7.3 RPG, and 1.2 BPG. That is way off his past playoff performances when he often averaged more than 21 PPG, over 10 RPG, and close to two rebounds per game.
I really don’t expect the Golden State Warrior to have an off game tonight. That’s what it will take for the Spurs to have a chance. Four of their starters are averaging a total of 70 PPG, 26 RPG, and 19 APG. Plus, they’re averaging 5.5 SPG and close to five blocks per game. In the first two games, the team has averaged 124.5 PPG while they held the Spurs to 105.5. Look for Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green to rip up the court once again tonight.
Five keys to the Game
- Aldridge needs to have an extraordinary game
- Curry and company must play consistently
- Spurs need to play D effectively
- Warriors will look to run up points quickly
- Three-pointers are big for both teams
Warriors Play Spurs West Finals Game Three Pick
Our Warriors play Spurs West Finals game three pick is Golden State at -8.5. We also like the over at 213. With Leonard out, this has turned into a four-game series. The game starts at 9:00 p.m. E.T.