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Warriors
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Starts: Mon. Mar 18th @ 8:00 pm EST

Consensus Picks

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Displays which side the public is betting
GS
80%
Picks
20%
SA
-3
58%
ATS
42%
+3
U
15%
226.0
85%
O

SBD Predicted Score

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A statistically-based calculation predicting how many points each team will score
116.1 - 112.8

Current Warriors vs Spurs Odds

Odds History
Moneyline Spread Total
-155 1.65 20/31 0.61 -3 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52 O 226.0 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53
+135 2.35 27/20 0.43 +3 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52 U 226.0 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51
Moneyline Spread Total
-150 1.67 2/3 0.60 -3 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 O 226.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
+130 2.30 13/10 0.43 +3 -111 1.90 100/111 0.53 U 226.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
Moneyline Spread Total
-150 1.67 2/3 0.60 -3 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 O 226.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
+130 2.30 13/10 0.43 +3 -111 1.90 100/111 0.53 U 226.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
Moneyline Spread Total
-145 1.69 20/29 0.59 -3 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 O 226.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52
+125 2.25 5/4 0.44 +3 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 U 226.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52

Matchup Overview

The San Antonio Spurs (41-29, 28-7 home) are the hottest thing going in the NBA right now. They’ll see just how much substance there is to that when the Golden State Warriors (47-21, 23-11 away) roll into town for a tilt on Monday, March 18. Tip off time is 8pm EST at the AT&T Center.

The Dubs open the contest as 2.5-point favorites – despite the Spurs riding an eight-game winning streak. The scoring line is set at 224.0 points between the two teams.

Golden State carries the second-worst ATS mark in the NBA at 28-39-1, but are in the middle of the pack, 16-18-0, on the road. The Spurs are a healthy 39-31-0 ATS, and are even better at home, at 23-12-0.

Golden State Warriors

It’s been quite a Golden State trend these last couple of seasons: trade wins and losses without much urgency, biding their time to the playoffs, where the off switch goes on.

They’re still by far the title-favorites, and are still devastating on paper, ranking first in the NBA in scoring, assists and field goal percentage, while racking up the second best plus-minus in the league behind what’s becoming a historic campaign in Milwaukee.

But they’re already at 21 losses, and they started a road trip coming off a 4-6 mark, with ugly losses to Miami, Orlando and the bottom-feeding Suns at home.

Perhaps this trip was the tonic they needed. With star Kevin Durant still out with an ankle injury, they’ve beaten both the Rockets and the Thunder, Saturday night’s evisceration in OKC one of the few times they’ve imposed their will on a worthy opponent like that in a while.

Defensively, for a team that allows over 111 points a game and allows teams to shoot 46% from the field, the Warriors forced OKC to shoot just 32.3% (low mark for GState this season) and total 88 points.

Steph Curry continues to pace the attack, averaging 27.9 points a game, and poured in 33 the last time out. With Durant still day-to-day, he’ll likely need to keep scoring at a higher clip to make up for some of that offense.

Warriors vs Spurs Statistical Comparison

OFFENSE

Warriors
VS
Spurs

114.9 (1st) Offensive Rating 112.1(6th)
117.9 (1st) Points 111.9 (17th)
29.1 (1st) Assists 24.4 (16th)
48.8 (1st) Field-Goal Percentage 47.9 (2nd)
37.8 (3rd) Three-Point Percentage 39.9 (1st)
+6.0 (2nd) Plus/Minus +1.5 (12th)

DEFENSE

Warriors
VS
Spurs

109.0 (14th) Defensive Rating 110.7 (20th)
111.8 (19th) Points 110.4 (13th)
44.7 (3rd) Field-Goal Percentage 46.4 (19th)
35.0 (12th) Three-Point Percentage 36.2 (24th)
47.6 (12th) Points In The Paint 46.8 (6th)

San Antonio Spurs

While it keeps looking like this whole consecutive playoff run thing is coming to a close in San Antonio, the Spurs continue to defy, rebuild on the fly, and do it their way.

They lead the NBA in three-point percentage, but they take the least triples in the league. Instead, they pile up the majority of their points in the unfriendly advanced-statistic zone: the midrange.

San Antonio’s leading scorers, DeMar DeRozan (21.6 ppg) and LaMarcus Aldridge (21.3 ppg) rank one-two in the league in terms of mid-range scoring, and they trail only the Dubs in field goal percentage at 47.9%.

Part of their other strength is how little they do damage to themselves. The Spurs average a league-low 12 turnovers a contest. Match that with a sixth-ranked offensive rating, and it’s a good combination to piling up wins.

Their most recent stretch has some signature wins on it, hanging L’s on the East-leading Bucks and in their conference against the Thunder, Nuggets and their most recent win against the Trail Blazers.

Their defense will be a key against Golden State. They are just 19th in opponent field goal percentage and 24th in three-point percentage D. This against a squad that lets it fly from deep, and shoot just under 38% doing it.

These two teams have split their two meetings this year. The last time they played on February 7, with Golden State demolishing the Spurs 141- 102 behind 26 points from Klay Thompson.