Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs NBA Game Picks 3/18/2019
Monday, March 18, 2019
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The Golden State Warriors head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, March 18, 2019. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 2.5 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 47-21. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 6.0 as they average 117.9 points per game while giving up 111.8 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 41-29 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 111.9 points per game and surrender 110.4, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 28-39-1 against the spread this season
The Golden State Warriors are 33-35-0 against the over/under this year
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 39-30-1 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 39-31-0 against the over/under this year
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/17/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs San Antonio
03/17/19 SF Kevin Durant Ankle is upgraded to probable Monday vs San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Klay Thompson comes into this game averaging 22.5 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Stephen Curry averages 27.9 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game. He averages 5.2 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
DeMar DeRozan scores 21.6 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 6.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 117.9 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 29.1 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.2 per game. The Warriors allow 111.8 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 16th in the NBA with 111.9 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.51. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 24.4. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Spurs give up 110.4 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.9 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 44.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 15th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Golden State is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Spurs are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -2.5
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