Lots on the Line as Spurs Host Warriors

Spurs Basketball

Spurs and Warriors Honing Team for Postseason

The San Antonio Spurs battle the Golden State Warriors on Monday at AT&T Center. The stellar matchup will round out the nights action on ESPN. Tip-off is set for 10:30.

Oddsmakers opened the Spurs as -6.5-point favorites versus the Warriors, while the game’s total opened at 209. The Spurs are now 7-point favorite and the total is down to 200.5.

Tonight’s game between San Antonio and Golden State is important for many reasons. One is the Spurs’ push to clinch a spot in the playoffs. The Warriors’ are also attempting to move closer to the NBA’s best record.

Momentum is also playing key into this matchup.  Bboth squads are looking to create a mental edge against the other should they meet in the postseason.

The Warriors have beaten San Antonio the first three times the teams have met this season. The last one was a 110-107 come-from-behind victory in Oakland on March 8. Golden State has won the past four games against the Spurs. Including the past two in San Antonio.

A win for Golden State would give them more swagger. A victory for the Spurs would give them something to build on.

Spurs are On a Mini Winning Streak

The Spurs were a 117-101 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves. They covered the -4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (218) made winners of OVER bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 39 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

A couple of baskets by Aldridge, a 3-pointer by Danny Green, and a jumper by Rudy Gay turned a six-point Spurs’ lead into a 107-92 advantage. This occurred with 5:56 to play and gave San Antonio the breathing room it needed down the stretch.

The Spurs’ end-game prowess has been taken for granted most times during San Antonio’s stretch of 20 straight seasons in the postseason. This year it has been anything but consistent.

The Spurs are on a three-game winning streak. It is their best run of victories since Dec. 23-28 when they won three in a row.

San Antonio had won 33 consecutive home games against the Warriors. The streak was from the start of the 1997-98 season up until April 10, 2016 when it dropped a 92-86 decision to Golden State for its only home loss of the 2015-16 campaign.

The Spurs have a 106-60 all-time edge against Golden State, including a 62-19 record at home.

Warriors Could be Tiring for Tonight’s Game

The Warriors were a 124-109 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phoenix Suns. They covered the -5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (233) made winners of OVER bettors.

Tonight’s game ends a run of three games in four nights for Golden State. They win over Phoenix on Saturday happened even with stars Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson on the sidelines.

Quinn Cook picked up the slack for the Warriors. He scored a career-high 28 points, including 16 in the third quarter. Nick Young also added 20 points for Golden State.  This was the Warriors 13th consecutive win over the Suns.

Draymond Green had a season-high 25 points and added 11 rebounds and eight assists. He narrowly missed a triple-double.

The Warriors are 13-7 when playing without Curry. They are 8-2 with Durant out and 2-1 without Thompson. Golden State is 2-4 without both Curry and Thompson. The Warriors are 9-3 since the All-Star break but have lost three of their past five games.

The Warriors are hopeful that second-year guard Patrick McCaw will return tonight after nursing a fractured left wrist in the past month.

 

 

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Golden State 53-17 30-39-1 115.50 107.60 7.9 15-19-1 15-20 34-35-1 16-19 18-16-1
San Antonio 40-30 34-32-4 102.39 99.30 3.09 19-13-2 15-19-2 31-39 18-16 13-23

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
GS 30.00 15.29 1.96
SAN 22.99 12.87 1.79
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
GS 8.47 35.43 43.9
SAN 10.13 34.10 44.23
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
GS 50.91 44.27 6.64
SAN 45.80 45.04 0.76
Team Records

Golden State Warriors

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 53-17 27-8 26-9 30-39-1 15-19-1 15-20 115.50 107.60 7.90
Last 10 7-3 3-1 4-2 3-7 1-3 2-4 111.70 107.60 4.10
vs Div 10-3 4-3 6-0 6-7 2-5 4-2 118.92 109.46 9.46
vs EAST 23-3 10-2 13-1 10-16 4-8 6-8 114.73 104.77 9.96
vs WEST 30-14 17-6 13-8 20-23-1 11-11-1 9-12 115.95 109.27 6.68

San Antonio Spurs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 40-30 26-8 14-22 34-32-4 19-13-2 15-19-2 102.39 99.30 3.09
Last 10 5-5 4-2 1-3 5-5 3-3 2-2 105.50 101.80 3.70
vs Div 8-6 5-2 3-4 3-10-1 1-5-1 2-5 100.21 100.21 0.00
vs EAST 17-10 11-3 6-7 14-11-2 9-4-1 5-7-1 100.70 96.11 4.59
vs WEST 23-20 15-5 8-15 20-21-2 10-9-1 10-12-1 103.44 101.30 2.14

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 115.50 1 99.30 1
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 116.26 1 99.00 2
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 44.17 10 40.62 4
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 102.39 28 107.60 18
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 105.79 18 109.97 25
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 44.21 15 43.11 10

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Golden State 8-2 6-4 7-3 113.70 55.70 44.38 44.10 79/239 9.70
San Antonio 2-8 4-6 7-3 107.20 54.10 49.88 42.90 113/294 9.80

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Mar 8, 2018 SAN 107 GS 110 -11 SAN 223 U SAN GS GS 50 46 45.3 43.2 45 49 6/22 8/30 7 6
Feb 10, 2018 SAN 105 GS 122 -10.5 GS 219 O GS GS GS 55 58 45.7 56.5 34 44 5/27 12/27 8 5
Nov 2, 2017 GS 112 SAN 92 8.5 GS 219.5 U GS SAN GS 50 55 51.8 39.1 40 46 14/28 7/24 11 6
May 22, 2017 GS 129 SAN 115 11 GS 218.5 O GS GS GS 65 51 55.8 42.3 53 41 14/39 8/25 7 14
May 20, 2017 GS 120 SAN 108 9.5 GS 214.5 O GS SAN GS 64 55 54.8 47.3 42 46 11/27 5/21 12 10
May 16, 2017 SAN 100 GS 136 -13.5 GS 210 O GS SAN GS 44 72 37 56.2 49 40 8/23 18/37 11 16
May 14, 2017 SAN 111 GS 113 -10 SAN 209.5 O GS GS GS 62 42 47.6 48.1 37 43 7/22 11/30 13 13
Mar 29, 2017 GS 110 SAN 98 -4.5 GS 206.5 O GS SAN GS 54 57 51.2 41 34 42 13/26 9/24 7 9
Mar 11, 2017 GS 85 SAN 107 -11 SAN 197.5 U SAN GS SAN 44 64 35.9 51.9 49 46 5/17 12/27 10 6
Oct 25, 2016 SAN 129 GS 100 -8 SAN 211.5 O SAN SAN SAN 64 46 48 47.1 55 35 12/24 7/33 13 11

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Golden State Warriors

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 17, 2018 PHO 124-109 W -5 215 W/O 52.63 78.57 13 A
Mar 16, 2018 SAC 93-98 L -8.5 206 L/U 41.98 72.22 12 H
Mar 14, 2018 LAL 117-106 W -6 224.5 W/U 55.00 82.14 6 H
Mar 11, 2018 MIN 103-109 L -3.5 224.5 L/U 40.66 90.48 10 A
Mar 9, 2018 POR 108-125 L 1.5 218 L/O 48.72 83.33 12 A

San Antonio Spurs

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 17, 2018 MIN 117-101 W -4.5 211.5 W/O 51.04 92.86 6 H
Mar 15, 2018 NOP 98-93 W -4.5 219.5 W/U 37.37 89.47 7 H
Mar 13, 2018 ORL 108-72 W -10.5 201.5 W/U 47.62 82.61 9 H
Mar 12, 2018 HOU 93-109 L 11.5 212 L/U 40.74 69.57 11 A
Mar 10, 2018 OKC 94-104 L 4 210.5 L/U 46.51 57.14 10 A

Next up:
Golden State home to Atlanta Friday, March 23
San Antonio home to Washington Wednesday, March 21

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