Books adjust Spurs to short ‘chalk’ today at Golden St.
Published on Saturday, 5/11/13/ at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.
Updated on Sunday, 5/12/13, at 1:15 p.m. Eastern.
Update: Books have adjusted Spurs to two-point favorites with a total of 197.
By Brian Edwards
San Antonio regained control of its best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals series with Golden St. by capturing a 102-92 win Friday night at Oracle Arena. The Spurs, who won outright as 2.5-point road underdogs and hooked up money-line supporters with a +125 payout, now have a 2-1 series lead.
Most disconcerting for the Warriors, they saw star guard Steph Curry sprain his left ankle late in the fourth quarter. He played through it but his status for Sunday’s Game 4 is ‘questionable.’
As of Saturday afternoon, most books had Golden St. listed as a 1.5-point home ‘chalk’ with a total of 200.5. The adjusted series price is now Spurs -500, Warriors +400.
After winning a 104-94 decision at Chicago on Friday night, Miami leads the Bulls 2-1 going into Monday’s Game 4 in the Windy City. The Heat took the cash in Game 3 as an 8.5-point favorite although it didn’t get ahead of the number until the final minute of the game.
Most spots have Miami as an eight-point road favorite for Game 4. The total is 186.5 or 187. The Bulls are +330 on the money line.
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