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Warriors vs Spurs NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs
- Where: San Antonio at Alamodome
- Date: Friday, January 13th
- Betting Odds SA +8, GS -339 | SA +269 O/U 241.0
The Warriors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 20-21. So far, the team has gone 18-22-1 against the spread. The Warriors come into the game in the middle of a 3 game losing streak, losing these matchups by an average of -9.67 points per contest.
The Warriors are coming off a disappointing 125-113 loss to the Suns. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 12 points. Golden State got off to a slow start, trailing by 14 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Klay Thompson, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 41.7% of his shots.
So far, the Spurs have put together an overall record of 13-29, while going 21-21-0 vs the spread. Today, the Spurs will be looking to snap a 3 game losing streak. The team has lost these games by an average of -6.33 points per contest.
The Spurs will be looking to bounce back from a 135-129 loss to the Grizzlies. In terms of betting, San Antonio entered as 13 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. In the loss, San Antonio got off to a slow start, trailing by 14 points going into halftime. In the loss, Keldon Johnson led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 35.3%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Warriors averaged 109.75 points per game vs the Spurs. Just like the Warriors, the Spurs maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 109.0 points per game vs Golden State. Although the Spurs have the better ATS mark across the previous 5 head-head matchups at 3-2, the average scoring margin sits in favor of Golden State, as they averaged 114 points per game while allowing 106. Over the course of these games, they averaged 220 points per game, leading a 1-3-1 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Warriors come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 116.7 points per game (8th). In terms of pace, the Warriors are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 102.3 possessions per game. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 17th in the league in overall field goal percentage, at 55.9%.
Defensively, the Warriors are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 105.46 points per contest (3rd).
This season, the Warriors offense has primarily worked through Jordan Poole and Stephen Curry who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 41 games, Poole is 49th in the NBA at 20.8 points per game. So far, him and Curry have accounted for 41% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 50.5 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Stephen Curry is grabbing 6.4 rebounds for Golden State to go along with 6.7 assists.
This season, the San Antonio offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 112.5 points per game. For the season, the Spurs have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 9th in the NBA in possessions per game.. The team’s offense could be a candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only do they generate an above-average number of possessions, but they are near the top of the league in made 2-point field goals per game.
Currently, the Spurs defense is ranked 23rd in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 113.04 points per game vs the unit.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Spurs 2nd leading scorer, Devin Vassell. In his 29 games, Vassell is averaging 19.4 points per game while dishing out 3.6 assists and grabbing 4.0 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Keldon Johnson, who leads the team and is 39th in the NBA at 21.3 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 42.4% of his field goal attempts while taking 19.2% of the team’s shots from the floor.
Warriors vs Spurs Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Spurs +8
- Free Total Prediction: Under 241.0