Saturday, May 20, 2017
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The Golden State Warriors travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors lead the series 2-0. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 6 point favorites.
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The Warriors finished the regular season with an overall record of 67-15. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of 11.6 as they averaged 115.9 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Spurs had a regular season record of 61-21. They finished the year 1st in the Southwest Division. They averaged 105.3 points per game and surrendered 98.1, good for a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 39-39-4 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 32-50-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-39-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 43-37-2 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
05/16/17 G Andre Iguodala Knee "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
05/16/17 C Zaza Pachulia Heel injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
05/16/17 F Kawhi Leonard Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Golden State
05/04/17 PG Tony Parker Quad out for season
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 25.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Kevin Durant averages 25.1 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
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Manu Ginobili averages 7.5 points per game while playing 18.7 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.63 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 30.4 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 105.3 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 21st with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 98.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 115.6 and a defensive rating of 104. In terms of pace they average 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 111.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103.5. They get 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio +6
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