Saturday, March 19, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 220.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 61-6 and a road record of 29-6. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.4 as they are averaging 115.7 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. Golden State is 14-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 36-4. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Spurs have an overall record of 58-10 and a home record of 34-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 92.5, good for a point differential of 12.3. San Antonio has a division record of 10-2 and a conference record of 36-5. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 30.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Draymond Green averages 13.6 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 21 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Golden State averages 115.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 29.2 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Warriors allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
San Antonio averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Spurs allow 92.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Warriors average 115.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 123 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 20.3 per contest. The Warriors have an offensive rating of 114.9 and a defensive rating of 103.6. In terms of pace they average 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Spurs score 106.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.4 points per game. The Spurs rating on offense is 111.1 and they have a defensive rating of 98. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 36-28-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 39-27-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 39-28-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-37-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/17/16 F Kevon Looney Hip out indefinitely
03/12/16 G Andre Iguodala Ankle expected to miss 2-4 weeks
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State
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