Golden State Warriors (5-3) at San Antonio Spurs (4-3)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs +6.5 -- Over/Under: 219 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs meet Thursday in NBA action at the AT&T Center on TNT.
The Golden State Warriors look for a statement victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 121 points on 52.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 28 points and 6.3 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 25.4 points and 7.8 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 83.7 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 16 of their last 23 road games.
The San Antonio Spurs need a victory here in order to snap a rough three-game losing streak. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 98.1 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 92.9 points on 46 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.6 points and 8.4 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 12.1 points and 1.9 assists. Danny Green is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing eight rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won eight of their last 11 home games. Joffrey Lauvergne is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Warriors are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Spurs are 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 Thursday games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Spurs are playing some good basketball right no despite their three straight losses, but it's going to be tough for them to compete against the champs without Kawhi Leonard. There's just not enough firepower on either side to hang with this bay area machine. The Warriors have been hit or miss this season, but I think that has a lot to do with motivation. We saw it with the Miami Heat a few years ago, sometimes the regular season becomes boring and weird results happen. When the Warriors want to show up, they'll mop the floor with most teams. They'll be up for this one and win by possibly double digits.