Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 4/22/2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Game 4 of their 1st round series. The Warriors lead the series 3-1. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 6 point favorites.
The Warriors had a regular season record of 58-24. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently had a point differential of 6.0 as they averaged 113.5 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Spurs had an overall mark of 47-35. They finished 3rd in the Southwest Division. They totaled 102.7 points per contest and gave up 99.8, which is a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 36-46-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 43-41-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-40-4 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-43-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
04/20/18 F Kevin Durant Ankle left last game, is probable Sunday vs San Antonio
04/19/18 G Shaun Livingston Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs San Antonio
04/01/18 G Patrick McCaw Back is out indefinitely
03/24/18 G Stephen Curry Knee is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Draymond Green comes into this game averaging 11 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kevin Durant averages 26.4 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.4 assists per game and 6.8 rebounds per contest for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Pau Gasol has scored 10.1 points per contest while playing 23.5 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 8 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 23.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.5 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 113.5 points per contest this year, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.98 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 29.3 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.5 per game. The Warriors allow 107.5 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 27th in the NBA with 102.7 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.89. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.2 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 22.8. The Spurs are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Spurs give up 99.8 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.6 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 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Golden State is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
San Antonio is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Spurs are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. 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 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -6
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