Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 11/2/2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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The Golden State Warriors head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Warriors head into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 121.0 points per contest while giving up 114.1 per game. The Spurs have an overall mark of 4-3. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.1 points per contest and giving up 98.9, which is a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 2-6-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 6-2-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 3-4-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/30/17 F Joffrey Lauvergne Ankle is "?" Thursday vs. Golden State
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Kevin Durant comes into this game averaging 25.4 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Stephen Curry averages 28 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.3 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 95%.
LaMarcus Aldridge has scored 23.6 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 8.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Danny Green averages 11.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 121 points per contest this year, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.88 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 45.3 boards per contest and 30.9 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 17.6 per game. The Warriors allow 114.1 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 24.8 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 27th in the NBA with 98.1 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.71. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.7 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 20.9. The Spurs are 24th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Spurs give up 98.9 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 20.6 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 112.9, and their offensive rating of 119.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 61% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 64% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Golden State is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 12th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Spurs are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.9, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio +5.5
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