For the first time, Steve Kerr will take on his mentor and good friend Gregg Popovich as a head coach. Kerr played for Popovich twice as a member of the Spurs title-winning teams in 1999 and 2003. Both clubs could be without key players in this Western Conference battle on Tuesday night in Oakland. Golden State is coming off its first loss of the season, while San Antonio evened its record at 3-3 the last time on the court. We are going to put our money down on the host Warriors as they move to 6-1.

Warriors off to hot start under new head coach

Steve Kerr is in his first season as the head coach of the Warriors and things couldn’t have gone any better for them to begin the new season. Golden State started 5-0 before losing their first game on Sunday to the Phoenix Suns, dropping them to 5-1. The Warriors would love to get a win tonight after losing all four regular-season games against the Spurs last season and 21 of the last 23 regular-season games.

Spurs still trying to find a groove on the court

San Antonio evened its record at 3-3 with a victory on Monday night over the Los Angeles Clippers. It was the first of four games on the road for the Spurs. It was the 500th victory for the trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili as teammates. They are now just 40 wins from the all-time record held by Larry Bird, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale, who won 540 games as a trio with the Boston Celtics.

When the Spurs visit the Warriors on Tuesday night we will use the odds from, where the Warriors are favored by 7.5 points at home. We are going to drop 15 percent of our bankroll on Golden State and the -340 money line as they move to 6-1 to begin the new NBA season.

Spurs vs Warriors 11-11-14