Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 4/9/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: NBA TV
The Golden State Warriors (51-29) are hitting the road to AT&T Center on Saturday where they will play the San Antonio Spurs (34-46).
The Warriors played the Lakers and took home the win by a score of 128-112 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Warriors ended up with 26 and the Lakers recorded 18 fouls. They made 9 of their 32 shots from 3-point range. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 76.3% at the free throw line by converting 29 of their 38 tries. Moreover, Los Angeles grabbed 34 boards (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Los Angeles recorded 42 assists and had 14 steals in this contest. When discussing defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 44.6% from the floor on 37 out of 83 shooting. They also dished out 39 assists for this game while creating 4 turnovers and having 10 steals. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 45 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Warriors buried 10 of their 10 attempts for a rate of 100.0%. Golden State walked away from the game with a 52.6% FG percentage (51 of 97) and made 16 of their 32 shots from downtown.
Klay Thompson is a guy who came through for this game. He accounted for 33 points on 12 of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 33 mins and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Thompson shot 54.5% from the field and totaled 4 dimes.
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Golden State heads into this matchup with a record of 51-29 this year. They are averaging 110.9 points per contest (15th in basketball) while connecting on 46.8% from the floor. The Warriors are shooting 36.3% from downtown (1,149 of 3,166) and 76.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Golden State is collecting 45.5 boards per game and has accounted for 2,167 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 5th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.9 times per contest and as a group they commit 21.1 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Warriors have forced 14.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,832 conceded for the campaign. The Warriors are allowing a FG percentage of 43.9% (3,037 of 6,919) and they surrender 42.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 5th in the NBA in points per game allowed (105.6).
For their last game, the Spurs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 127-121 when they faced the Timberwolves. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, San Antonio allowed Minnesota to collect 34 overall (13 offensive). They shot 37.7% from distance by going 20 out of 53 and ended up shooting 25 out of 31 at the free throw line (80.6%). The Spurs allowed the Timberwolves to convert 41 of their 96 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 42.7% for this contest. Overall, the Spurs went 43 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.3%. Concerning three-point attempts, San Antonio knocked down 10 of their 28 attempts (35.7%). They were able to knock down 25 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 73.5%. The Timberwolves had 10 fouls in this matchup which got the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 34 attempts. They also gave up possession 12 times, while recording 5 steals for this contest. The Spurs were able to snag 37 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 45 for the game.
Jakob Poeltl ended up being a major contributor for the Spurs in the game. Poeltl recorded 15 points in his 31 mins on the court and tallied 3 dimes in the game. He buried 7 of 11 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and had 17 rebounds.
San Antonio has a record of 34-46 on the year. As an offense, the Spurs are shooting 46.7% from the field, which is 12th in the NBA. San Antonio has 9,065 pts so far this season (113.3 per game) and they pull in 45.5 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 28.1 times per contest (1st in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per contest. The Spurs commit 18.0 fouls every game and they go 75.1% from the free throw line.
The San Antonio defense concedes 35.9% from downtown (964 of 2,688) and their opponents are connecting on 76.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 23.9 assists and 46.8 boards per game, which ranks them 10th and 26th in basketball. The Spurs on defense are ranked 23rd in the league in points per game surrendered with 113.0. They are forcing 13.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (19th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Golden State
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