Thursday, April 7, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, April 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 216.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 65-12 and a road record of 26-12. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 104 points per game while giving up 92.5 per contest. San Antonio is 13-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 41-6. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Warriors have an overall record of 69-9 and a home record of 37-2. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.3 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of 10.8. Golden State has a division record of 15-1 and a conference record of 42-6. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 18.1 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Stephen Curry averages 30 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Draymond Green averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
San Antonio averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they 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 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Golden State averages 115.3 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 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 42% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 29.1 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 25th with 15.2 per game. The Warriors allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Spurs average 102.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Spurs have an offensive rating of 110.8 and a defensive rating of 98.5. In terms of pace they average 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Warriors score 116.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 119.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.3 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense is 114.5 and they have a defensive rating of 103.8. They get 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-34-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 33-43-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 40-35-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 43-34-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
04/04/16 C Boris Diaw Shoulder expected to miss 3 games
Golden State Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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