San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 4/16/2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Game 2 of their 1st round series. The Warriors lead the series 1-0. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 47-35. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 58-24. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 113.5 points per contest and giving up 107.5, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-38-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 38-44-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 34-47-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 40-42-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
04/01/18 G Patrick McCaw Back is out indefinitely
03/24/18 G Stephen Curry Knee is out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 23.1 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Rudy Gay comes into this contest averaging 11.5 points per game while playing 21.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%.
Kevin Durant averages 26.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Klay Thompson averages 20 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 99.8 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 8th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. San Antonio averages 102.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.89 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season. Golden State is 1st in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 5.98. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 29.3. The Warriors are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.5.
The Spurs are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 28th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. San Antonio is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Golden State is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Warriors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 20th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio +9.5
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