Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 11/18/2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 2.5 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 12-4. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 7.8 as they average 118.6 points per game while giving up 110.8 per contest. The Spurs have an overall mark of 7-7. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 107.9 points per contest and give up 108.8, which is a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 8-8-0 against the spread this season
The Golden State Warriors are 8-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-7-0 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/16/18 F Draymond Green Toe is out Saturday vs Dallas
11/14/18 PG Stephen Curry Groin is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/17/18 SF Rudy Gay Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Golden State
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Kevin Durant comes into this game averaging 27.0 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 93%. Klay Thompson averages 21.1 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
DeMar DeRozan scores 25.6 points per contest while playing 37.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.3 rebounds per contest and has 6.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 17.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.0 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 118.6 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 45.6 boards per contest and 29.2 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 110.8 points per contest, which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 19th in the NBA with 107.9 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.86. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 22.9. The Spurs are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Spurs give up 108.8 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 117.9, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Golden State is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
San Antonio is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Spurs are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -2.5
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