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Historical Trends Favor Golden State ATS After Playoff Loss

May 19, 2018 1:15 PM EDT
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Stephen Curry. Photo credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors will have four days to get the bad taste of the Game 2 loss out of their mouths. Golden State can hit the reset button, and historically it has been profitable to bet well-rested (four or more days between games) home teams in the playoffs: They’re 95-58 (62%) against-the-spread since 2005.

I know what you’re thinking: Yeah, but the Rockets are well-rested, too. That hasn’t mattered: If the opponent has also not played for four or more days, the home team is still 75-45 (63%) ATS.

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