San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 4/24/2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Game 5 of their 1st round series. The Warriors lead the series 3-1. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 10.5 point favorites.
The Spurs had a regular season record of 47-35. They were 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently had a point differential of 2.9 as they averaged 102.7 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Warriors had an overall mark of 58-24. They finished 1st in the Pacific Division. They totaled 113.5 points per contest and gave up 107.5, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-40-4 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-44-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 36-47-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 43-42-0 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 comes into this game averaging 23.1 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Pau Gasol averages 10.1 points per contest in 23.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 8 rebounds per contest for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kevin Durant has scored 26.4 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game this season for the Warriors. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 5.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Draymond Green averages 11 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.6 rebounds per game and 7.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 102.7 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.89 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 13.1 per game. The Spurs allow 99.8 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 21.8 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the NBA with 113.5 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 5.98. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.5 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 29.3. The Warriors are 5th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Warriors give up 107.5 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.6 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
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 NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -10.5
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