Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Game 2 of their Playoff series. The Warriors lead the series 1-0 after a come from behind 113-111 win in Game 1. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 13 point favorites.
The Spurs finished the regular season with an overall record of 61-21. They were 1st in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of 7.2 as they averaged 105.3 points per game while giving up 98.1 per contest. The Warriors had a regular season record of 67-15. They finished the year 1st in the Pacific Division. They averaged 115.9 points per game and surrendered 104.3, good for a point differential of 11.6.
Valuable 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
Important 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
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
05/14/17 F Kawhi Leonard Ankle left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Golden State
05/04/17 PG Tony Parker Quad out for season
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
05/14/17 G Andre Iguodala Knee left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. San Antonio
Manu Ginobili comes into this contest averaging 7.5 points per game while playing 18.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 17.3 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Stephen Curry averages 25.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Kevin Durant averages 25.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they 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 categories. 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. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.9 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.63 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 30.4 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors 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 statistics. 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. The Warriors force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 111.1 and a defensive rating of 103.5. In terms of pace they average 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.6 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 Warriors rating on offense is 115.6 and they have a defensive rating of 104. They get 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.2 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 Spurs/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -13
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