Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.
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The Spurs had an overall record of 67-15 and a road record of 27-14 last season. They were 1st in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of 10.6 as they averaged 103.5 points per game while giving up 92.9 per contest. San Antonio was 14-2 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 43-9. They were 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Warriors had an overall record of 73-9 and a home record of 39-2 last year. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They averaged 114.9 points per game and surrendered 104.1, good for a point differential of 10.8. Golden State had a division record of 15-1 and a conference record of 46-6. In their last 10 games they were 8-2.
Kawhi Leonard averaged 21.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night last season for the Spurs. He pulled down 6.8 rebounds per game and dished out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 51% while his free throw percentage finished at 87%. Lamarcus Aldridge averaged 18 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage was 51% for the year while his free throw percentage was 86%.
Stephen Curry averaged 30.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest last year for the Warriors. He grabbed 5.4 rebounds per game and had 6.7 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 50% and his free throw percentage finished at 91%. Kevin Durant averaged 28.2 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 8.2 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage was 90%.
San Antonio averaged 103.4 points per contest last season which ranked them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 10.5 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team which had them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 2nd in the league. They averaged 50 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranked them 24th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 4th with 12.9 per game. The Spurs allowed 92.9 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 1st in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 47.9 rebounds a game which ranked 1st and they gave up 20.5 assists per contest which put them in 4th place in the league. They forced 14.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 14th in the league.
Golden State averaged 113.3 points per game last year which ranked them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin was 9.3 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team which had them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 41% which was good for 1st in the NBA. They averaged 53.5 rebounds per game and 27.9 assists per contest which ranked them 6th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors ranked 22nd with 14.9 per game. The Warriors allowed 104 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 19th in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 53.6 rebounds a game which ranked 21st and they gave up 21.7 assists per contest which put them in 13th place in the league. The Warriors forced 14.5 turnovers per game which ranked them 15th in the NBA.
The Spurs averaged 101.9 points per game on the road last season and they scored 95.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 6.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was -10.7 per contest. The Spurs had an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 99 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 53%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. San Antonio turned the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they forced 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%.
The Warriors scored 114.3 ppg at home and they averaged 95.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -11 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 13.7 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense was 114.5 and they had a defensive rating of 103.8. They got 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempted 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turned the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 48%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs were 43-38-1 against the spread last year
The San Antonio Spurs were 35-46-1 against the over/under last year
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors were 43-36-3 against the spread last year
The Golden State Warriors were 45-36-1 against the over/under last year
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/24/16 G Jonathon Simmons Calf is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Golden State
10/21/16 G Danny Green Quad expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/22/16 C Damian Jones Pectoral out indefinitely
10/22/16 C JaVale McGee Knee probable Tuesday vs. San Antonio
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio
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