Date/Time: 02-06-2019, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -13.5
The best and fifth-best squads of the West are clashing tonight, when the 5th San Antonio Spurs, looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are visiting the team with the best record in the conference and defending champions Golden State Warriors, who want to turn their latest victory into another streak.
Spurs are 32-23 so far in the league and are tied with Houston on the fifth place of the Western Conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 5-game victory streak end with a road defeat by Sacramento, 112-127. Warriors are 37-15 so far in the league and are sitting on top of the Western Conference. They are 12-1 in their last thirteen games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against LA Lakers at home, 115-101.
Top Basketball BookmakersSan Antonio are led in scoring by DeMar DeRozan with 21.3 ppg. He also adds 6.2 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 6.2 per game, while LaMarcus Aldridge follows with 21.2 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 8.9 per game. Rudy Gay adds 14.2 ppg and 6.5 rebounds per game. Golden State are led in scoring by Stephen Curry with 29.2 ppg. He also adds 5.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game, while Kevin Durant follows with 27.5 ppg, adding 6 assists and leading the team in rebounding with 7.1 per game. Klay Thompson adds 21.8 ppg and 4 rebounds.
This will be the second meeting between those two teams this season with San Antonio having won the previous one at home by 12 points. Golden State are 19-7 at home, while San Antonio are 10-16 on the road. Golden State have the best offense in the league with 118.7 ppg to San Antonio’s 112.6, while San Antonio have a better defense, allowing 110.4 pgg to Golden State’s 111.6. Golden State have a better accuracy from the field (49% to 48%), while San Antonio have a better accuracy from behind the arc (40.5% to 38.6%). San Antonio commit fewer turnovers per game (12.2 to 13.7), while Golden State dish more assists (29.3 to 24.9) and grab more rebounds per game (46.5 to 44.5). It is going to be a closer game than the 14 points that bookmakers give the Warriors, so pick the Spurs in this one.
San Antonio Spurs vs Golden State Warriors Prediction: San Antonio Spurs +13.5 (-108)