KIA “Guess the Score” Contest: Golden State vs San Antonio (Over $100 in Prizes!)
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On Saturday, March 11th, the (51-11) Golden State Warriors will be on the road to take on the (48-13) San Antonio Spurs.
“The Crowd” is projecting a final score of Spurs 105.9 – Warriors 104.6 with an over/under of 210.6.
Statistics (2016-17 season):
Point differential: Warriors +12.2 (1st) > Spurs +8.3 (2nd)
Points per game: Warriors 117.5 (1st) > Spurs 106.5 (11th)
Points allowed per game: Spurs 98.2 (2nd) > Warriors 105.4 (14th)
Field Goal Percentage Offense: Warriors 49.6% (1st) > Spurs 47.3% (4th)
Three Point Percentage: Spurs 39.2% (1st) > Warriors 38.2% (3rd)
Field Goal Percentage Defense: Warriors 43.6% (1st) > Spurs 44.1% (3rd)
Turnovers committed per game: Spurs 12.8 (10th) > Warriors 14.4 (22nd)
Turnovers forced per game: Warriors 14.9 (tied for 2nd) > Spurs 14.0 (11th)
Rebounds per game: Warriors 44.5 (7th) > Spurs 44.0 (tied for 10th)
Assists per game: Warriors 30.7 (1st) > Spurs 23.8 (tied for 6th)
San Antonio is (9-1) in their last ten games while Golden State is (7-3). The Warriors will be without star forward Kevin Durant who is still out indefinitely with a leg injury. The Warriors have lost two of their last three games without Durant scoring an average of 104.7 points in those contests. The Warriors are still a very dangerous team with three other all-stars but their lack of depth gets exposed when one of their stars is out. San Antonio has gone (6-4) in their last ten head to head regular season games against Golden State. The Spurs are locked in right now defensively having held their last six opponents under 100 points. Without Durant’s multi-faceted scoring ability, Golden State will struggle to put up over 100 against the second best defensive team in the league. The Spurs rank third in the NBA in three-point percentage defense (33.8%) and should be able to limit Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson from a monster performance. I like San Antonio to win this one at home where they are (21-6) this season.
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