On Friday night, the San Antonio Spurs will have the honor of being the hosts of a really historic contest. The Alamodome will host the Spurs’ game against the Golden State Warriors as they visit Texas. The game, which will mark the Spurs’ 50th anniversary, is predicted to draw more than 60,000 spectators and break the NBA attendance record.
On offense, the Spurs have several definite advantages over the Warriors, notably a potent passing attack. Ranking 3rd in the NBA in terms of assists per game, San Antonio assists on 63.0% of their team’s field goals. San Antonio is eighth in the NBA with 15.7 second-chance points per game, and the Spurs dominate the offensive boards, grabbing roughly 31% of missed shots. With 55.1 points in the paint scored per game, San Antonio is among the top five teams, while the Spurs are shooting 47.2% overall.
San Antonio is up against a Golden State club that ranks dead last in the league with only 20.1 attempts per game at the free throw line, while the Spurs successfully defend against free throw attempts, yielding only 22.8 a game. The Spurs can also take advantage of mismatches against the Warriors, who have the second-worst turnover rate in the NBA, surrendering the ball on 16.1% of their offensive possessions.
With Stephen Curry leading the way, Golden State has a definite talent advantage. Curry is the best shooter in the game, and he just this week made a quick recovery from a serious injury. Curry’s true shooting percentage of 66.1% places him in the top 10 in the NBA, and he averages 29.7 points, 6.7 assists, and 6.4 rebounds a game. Curry also shoots free throws with a top-five percentage (91.4%) and leads the league in 3-pointers made per game with an average of 5.0.
Golden State leads the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (16.1) and is shooting 37.2% from beyond the arc as a team. Additionally, the Warriors are the league leaders in assists (29.1 per game) and assist percentage (69.0%), and opponents find it challenging to halt Golden State’s fluid offensive scheme. The Warriors should have little trouble attacking because San Antonio has the NBA’s worst defensive rating (118.9).
Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs Game Information
- Date: 01/13/2023
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX.
- How to Watch Warriors vs Spurs: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Warriors vs Spurs Betting Lines
Spurs are +280 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $280. On the other side, Warriors are -350 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $28.57.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Spurs at a 26.32% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Warriors have 77.78% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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