San Antonio Spurs vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 1/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+1.5)
The Golden State Warriors (7-6) play the San Antonio Spurs (8-6) at Chase Center on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have Golden State as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 222.
The San Antonio Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the Portland Blazers and went home with a win by a final score of 125-104 in their last contest. San Antonio wrapped up the contest with a 53.3% FG percentage (48 out of 90) and converted 15 of their 33 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Spurs converted 14 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 87.5%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they collected 48 with 12 of them being offensive. They also dished out 33 assists in the matchup as well as having 6 steals and 6 blocks. In reference to defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 43.3% from the field on 39 out of 90 shooting. Portland dished out 20 assists and had 9 steals in this game. On top of that, the Blazers collected 34 boards (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Portland ended up going 84.2% when shooting free throws by burying 16 of their 19 tries. They knocked down 10 of 35 tries from downtown.
LaMarcus Aldridge is one guy who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up scoring 22 points on 10 out of 17 shooting. He played for 24:15 mins played and totaled 2 rebounds. Aldridge finished the contest at 58.8% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in the game for the Spurs was Patty Mills. He collected 2 boards and had 2 dimes. He finished shooting 72.7% from the floor for the contest by going 8-of-11 (21 points). In all, Mills saw the court for 23:59 minutes.
San Antonio will play this game with a win-loss record of 8-6 this year. They turn the ball over 10.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, San Antonio is pulling down 46.1 boards per game and has accumulated 326 assists for the campaign, which ranks 11th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Spurs are shooting 36.3% from downtown (145 of 399) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 110.1 pts per game (18th in the NBA) while connecting on 44.1% from the field. On the defensive end, the Spurs are able to force 14.6 turnovers every game while drawing 18.9 fouls. They concede 38.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 14th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (109.8). The Spurs defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.5% (205 of 265) and they relinquish 49.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 18th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 336 surrendered for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Golden State Warriors took home the win by a final score of 115-113 against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Warriors collected 27 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in the game. They also rejected 3 tries while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Lakers had 22 fouls for the game which took the Warriors to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Golden State buried 12 of their 37 tries (32.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Warriors ended up shooting 44 for 87 from the field which had them sitting at 50.6%. The Warriors permitted the Lakers to knock down 40 of 83 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 48.2% in this matchup. They finished 31.0% from beyond the arc by going 9 of 29 and finished the game at 24 out of 33 at the free throw line (72.7%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Golden State permitted Los Angeles to pull down 50 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Stephen Curry pitched in for the Warriors in the game. He made 8 out of 22 in this game for a field goal rate of 36.4%, which gave him 26 points. Curry pulled down 2 boards in his 35:38 mins of time on the hardwood and had 7 dimes in this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Golden State was Kelly Oubre. He scored 23 points in his 37:05 mins played by going 9 of 18 shooting in this contest. Oubre ended up shooting 50.0% from the field while totaling 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Golden State has a record of 7-6 so far this year. When it comes to offense, the Warriors are shooting 43.9% from the field, which is 26th in the NBA. Golden State has accounted for 1,336 points on the year (111.3 per contest) and they snag 44.1 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 25.3 times per contest (13th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per game. The Warriors have committed 23.4 fouls every game and they hit 78.8% from the free throw line. The Warriors on the defensive end are ranked 25th in the league in PPG surrendered with 115.2. The Golden State defense gives up 37.8% on three-point shots (176 of 465) and their opponents are converting on 76.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 22.8 dimes and 49.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 7th and 30th in the NBA. They are able to force 16.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (8th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State (-1.5) and under 222 points
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