Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 2/8/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+1.5)
AT&T Center is the site where and the San Antonio Spurs (13-10) will take on the Golden State Warriors (12-11) on Monday. San Antonio opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The total opens at 233.
The Golden State Warriors stepped onto the hardwood against the Dallas Mavericks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 134-132 in their last contest. Golden State finished the contest with a 53.5% field goal percentage (46 out of 86) and converted 20 out of their 45 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Warriors converted 20 of their 23 shots for a rate of 87.0%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 40 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 27 dimes for the matchup as well as having 11 steals and 4 rejections. With respect to defending, Golden State allowed 45.8% from the field on 44 of 96 shooting. Dallas earned 27 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. In addition, the Mavericks pulled down 47 rebounds (15 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Dallas ended up going 83.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 25 of their 30 tries. They also made 21 of 47 shots from 3-point range.
Stephen Curry is a player who came through in this contest. He recorded 57 points on 19 out of 31 shooting. He played 37:04 minutes and also collected 2 rebounds. Curry finished the contest at 61.3% from the floor and also dished out 5 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in the game for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins. He snagged 5 boards and accounted for 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the field for the matchup by going 9-of-12 (22 points). Overall, Wiggins was on the hardwood for 28:56 minutes.
Golden State comes into this game with a mark of 12-11 for the season. The Warriors are shooting 37.3% on 3-point shots (324 of 869) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 114.5 points per outing (9th in basketball) while going 46.1% from the field. They are giving up possession 14.3 times per contest and as a group they are committing 23.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Golden State is pulling in 43.7 rebounds per game and has accumulated 624 assists for the year, which ranks 4th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Warriors have forced 15.4 turnovers per game while drawing 21.3 fouls. They are 8th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 534 relinquished this season. The Warriors are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.2% (355 of 491) and they relinquish 48.6 boards per game as a squad. They are surrendering 36.9% on 3-point shots and they are 24th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (114.2).
The last time they took the hardwood, the San Antonio Spurs got the win with a final of 111-106 when they played the Houston Rockets. The Spurs earned 37 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for this contest. They blocked 7 tries while getting 6 steals in the game. The Rockets earned 25 fouls in the matchup which got the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 36 shots. They were able to convert 29 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.6%. In terms of 3-point shots, San Antonio converted 8 of their 25 attempts (32.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Spurs shot 37 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.5%. The Spurs permitted the Rockets to convert 38 out of their 88 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.2% for the contest. They shot 31.6% from distance via 12 of 38 and ended up going 18 out of 25 from the free throw line (72.0%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, San Antonio allowed Houston to grab 46 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
DeMar DeRozan ended up being a factor for the Spurs for the matchup. He converted 9 of 16 for the matchup for a rate of 56.3%, which gave him 30 points. DeRozan pulled down 8 boards in his 37:25 mins of time on the hardwood and had 7 assists in this contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for San Antonio was Derrick White. He ended up finishing with 14 points in 29:07 mins on the court by way of 6 of 14 shooting in this matchup. White walked away from this one going 42.9% from the field as well as earning 5 assists and 2 rebounds.
San Antonio has a win-loss record of 13-10 on the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Spurs are connecting on 45.4% from the field, which ranks them 20th in the league. San Antonio has tallied 2,558 points this year (111.2 per contest) and they pull in 45.2 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 25.1 times per game (13th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per contest. The Spurs are committing 17.1 fouls every game and they connect on 78.3% from the free throw line. The Spurs on defense are ranked 16th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.8. They have surrendered 24.7 assists and 48.0 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 16th and 28th in basketball. The San Antonio defense allows 38.9% on shots from distance (294 of 755) and their opponents are making 72.9% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 13.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.3% from the field (22nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (+1.5)
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