San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 37-27. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 99.4 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 50-14. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 116.0 points per contest and giving up 107.5, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-30-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-34-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 28-35-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 32-32-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/07/18 F Pau Gasol Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Golden State
03/07/18 F Rudy Gay Ear is "?" Thursday vs Golden State
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/07/18 F Jordan Bell Ankle is "?" Thursday vs San Antonio
03/06/18 F David West Arm is "?" Thursday vs San Antonio
02/14/18 G Patrick McCaw Wrist is out indefinitely
Patty Mills comes into this contest averaging 9.7 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Rudy Gay averages 11.3 points per game in 22.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Stephen Curry averages 26.8 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Draymond Green averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 102.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.94 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.5 per game. The Spurs allow 99.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the league with 116 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 8.58. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 30.5. The Warriors are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Warriors surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 41.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Spurs are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 29th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. San Antonio is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Golden State is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Warriors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 106.9, and their offensive rating of 115.4 is ranked 23rd. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio +11.5
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