Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/31/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio -10
DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs (13-18, 3rd in the Southwest Division) host the Golden State Warriors (9-25, 5th in the Pacific Division) at AT&T Center on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. San Antonio opens this game as 10 point favorites. The total opens at 219.5.
The Warriors cover the spread 47.1% of the time, having gone 16-18-0 ATS. San Antonio covers the spread 36.7% of the time, going 11-19-1 against the spread.
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/29/2019 Kevon Looney PF Abdomen Game Time Decision
12/29/2019 Eric Paschall PF Hip Game Time Decision
12/29/2019 Omari Spellman PF Illness Game Time Decision
12/6/2019 Stephen Curry PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Feb 29
10/22/2019 Klay Thompson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
D'Angelo Russell comes into this game averaging 23.2 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Alec Burks averages 15.5 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
DeMar DeRozan scores 21.1 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 5.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 19.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 105.7 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 113.3 points per contest, which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 25.1 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 7th in the NBA with 113.3 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.74. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.3 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.6. The Spurs are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Spurs give up 115.0 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.8, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Golden State is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 4th in the league.
San Antonio is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Spurs are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -10
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