NBA Odds & Predictions: San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors Wednesday February 6th, 2019
Golden State Looks to Stay Hot as They Host San Antonio
The Golden State Warriors are coming off a 115-101 win over the Lakers on Monday. It was their 14th in the last 16 games. They’ll host a San Antonio Spurs team that’s been playing pretty well of late, but is coming off a 127-112 loss to the Kings in which they were dominated from the get go.
The Warriors appear to be gearing up for another deep run and with DeMarcus Cousins fitting in so well with his new team, this group might be as strong as any of the others that’s won three championships in the last four years.
Cousins has played in seven games so far and is averaging 14.4 PPG and 7.3 RPG in 22.7 minutes per night.
Combining with Stephen Curry (29.2 PPG), Kevin Durant (27.5 PPG) and Klay Thompson (21.8 PPG) presents an embarrassment of riches and when you add in all the Draymond Green can do, it’s the rare team that’s going to be able to keep up with the Warriors when they bring their ‘A’ game.
The Spurs are 13-6 in their last 19 games, but they are 5-3 in their last eight and each of the losses was arguably to the best teams on their schedule. The Clippers, 76ers and most recently Kings all have wins against San Antonio.
The Spurs wins have come against New Orleans (twice), Washington, Phoenix and Brooklyn.
The defense has had an up and down season. Between December 9th and January 9th the team allowed 99.1 PPG and averaged 112.9 PPG while posting a 12-4 record.
From January 10th until today’s game the team has allowed 117.1 PPG while averaging 117.0 PPG. Their record in that stretch is 8-5.
Both players are banged up and will be rested for this game.
The Warriors are averaging 126.1 PPG and allowed 111.8 in their last 16 games while posting a 14-2 record.