Warriors vs. Spurs - 4/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (65-12) at Golden State Warriors (69-9)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -5 -- Over/Under: 212.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, CSNB
The San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors meet Thursday night at the Oracle Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 104 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 92.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21.1 points and 2.5 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.1 points and 8.6 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 5.3 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost 12 road games all season.
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The Golden State Warriors need to win out in order to break the Chicago Bulls record. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.3 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30 points and 6.7 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 22.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.5 assists and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost two home games all season.
The Spurs are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The Spurs are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
It's do or die now for the Warriors if they have any hope of breaking the Bulls record. While I do think the Spurs will win when they play in San Antonio, the Warriors should take care of business in Oracle. The horrible loss to the Timberwolves also comes into play here, as Golden State will be charged up for this one. Give me the small chalk.