NBA on TNT: Spurs Host Warriors in Early Game

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Spurs and Warriors Sputtering in Early Season

The fans at AT&T Center will the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs when they take their seats on Thursday night. TNT will have the telecast and tip-off is scheduled for 8 pm EST.

The two teams square off for the first of their three regular-season contests. Taking a look at the standings will show that the Spurs and Warriors have had their difficulties over the first three weeks of the year. They have lost a combined six games already after meeting in the Western Conference finals last year.

These teams prove the NBA season is a marathon and not a sprint as both are top contenders in the West.

Oddsmakers opened the Warriors as -5.5-point favorites versus the Spurs, while the game’s total opened at 216.5. Now the line is the Warriors -8-points and the total is up to 218.

Spurs Looking to Break a Rare Losing Streak

The Spurs were a 108-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the +4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors.

San Antonio heads home after losing three straight games on the road. The losses to Orlando, Indiana and to Boston was a rarity. It was the Celtics’ most-lopsided win over San Antonio since March 1997. That was Gregg Popovich’s first year coaching the Spurs.

The Spurs got a career-high 18 points and five rebounds from rookie Brandon Paul. Rudy Gay chipped in 14 points, and they got 11 points a pop from LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol. Gasol also pulled down eight boards.

San Antonio hit 12 3-pointers in 26 tries but went just 10-for-20 from the foul line.

The Spurs have played their first seven games without star forward Kawhi Leonard and veteran point guard Tony Parker, both of whom are recovering from quad injuries. That is not going to change any time soon, as they want them completely healthy when returning

Warriors Looking to Find Same Chemistry as Last Season

Golden State won its last outing, a 141-113 result against the Clippers on October 30. The Warriors covered in that game as a -6-point favorite, while the 254 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Golden State heads to San Antonio on the heels of a 141-113 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. That victory was a day after the Warrior fell at home to the Detroit Pistons. Stephen Curry scored 31 points and Kevin Durant added 19 on Monday. It  was the Warriors 11th consecutive victory over the Clippers.

Offense has not been a problem for the Warriors this season. Their defense and turnovers have been below their standards. When Golden State puts all the pieces together they are tough to beat.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Golden State5-32-6121.00114.126.880-42-26-1-13-13-0-1
San Antonio4-33-498.1498.86-0.722-01-43-41-12-3
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
GS30.8817.381.78
SAN20.8614.291.46
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
GS10.1234.7544.87
SAN13.2934.5747.86
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
GS52.5845.447.14
SAN42.8346.01-3.18
Team Records

Golden State Warriors

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall5-32-23-12-60-42-2121.00114.136.87
Last 105-32-23-12-60-42-2121.00114.136.87
vs Div1-00-01-01-00-01-0141.00113.0028.00
vs EAST2-12-10-00-30-30-0114.67114.670.00
vs WEST3-20-13-12-30-12-2124.80113.8011.00

San Antonio Spurs

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall4-32-02-33-42-01-498.1498.86-0.72
Last 104-32-02-33-42-01-498.1498.86-0.72
vs Div0-00-00-00-00-00-00.000.000.00
vs EAST3-31-02-32-41-01-496.6798.83-2.16
vs WEST1-01-00-01-01-00-0107.0099.008.00

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense121.00198.867
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense125.75198.008
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed47.00437.501
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense98.1427114.1327
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense104.0016111.7524
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed53.00141.006

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Golden State7-36-47-3107.6051.5044.0945.4079/22010.00
San Antonio3-74-67-3104.2051.1048.5242.20110/29710.30
Head To Head Detail
DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
May 22, 2017GS129SAN11511GS218.5OGSGSGS655155.842.3534114/398/25714
May 20, 2017GS120SAN1089.5GS214.5OGSSANGS645554.847.3424611/275/211210
May 16, 2017SAN100GS136-13.5GS210OGSSANGS44723756.249408/2318/371116
May 14, 2017SAN111GS113-10SAN209.5OGSGSGS624247.648.137437/2211/301313
Mar 29, 2017GS110SAN98-4.5GS206.5OGSSANGS545751.241344213/269/2479
Mar 11, 2017GS85SAN107-11SAN197.5USANGSSAN446435.951.949465/1712/27106
Oct 25, 2016SAN129GS100-8SAN211.5OSANSANSAN64464847.1553512/247/331311
Apr 10, 2016GS92SAN86-3.5GS206UGSSANGS353544.237.8465310/273/17710
Apr 7, 2016SAN101GS112-6GS208.5OGSGSGS405248.854.232437/1612/25108
Mar 19, 2016GS79SAN87-4.5SAN220.5USANSANGS374337.84137539/368/21124

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Golden State Warriors

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Oct 30, 2017LAC141-113W-6222.5W/O58.4376.6714A
Oct 29, 2017DET107-115L-14.5221L/O57.1475.0010H
Oct 27, 2017WAS120-117W-12230.5L/O48.4290.0010H
Oct 25, 2017TOR117-112W-12.5230L/U55.8486.3612H
Oct 23, 2017DAL133-103W-13.5216.5W/O55.8184.6215A

San Antonio Spurs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Oct 30, 2017BOS94-108L4193.5L/O41.3850.0012A
Oct 29, 2017IND94-97L-6.5208.5L/U40.0072.229A
Oct 27, 2017ORL87-114L-5.5207L/U33.7185.194A
Oct 25, 2017MIA117-100W-3196.5W/O55.2676.6710A
Oct 23, 2017TOR101-97W-2.5201.5W/U44.4469.575H

Next up:
Golden State at Denver Saturday, November 4
San Antonio home to Charlotte Friday, November 3

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