38-6 (30-14 ATS)
40-4 (24-18-2 ATS)
|How To Watch
Monday, January 25th, 2016.
|Oracle Arena, OAKLAND, CALIF.
|7:30 p.m. PST|
|NBATv | CSN Bay Area | KNBR 680 AM | NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Blog Buddy: Pounding The Rock|
|San Antonio +5
||★||Golden State -5|
|San Antonio +170||★||Golden State -195|
|211 Total Points|
The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs enter Monday night's highly anticipated matchup at Oracle Arena with a combined record of 78-10. Their cumulative win percentage of 88.6% is the highest such percentage by any two teams in any regular season game in NBA history according to former Director of Basketball Analytics Aaron Barzilai. It is not a stretch to say this this may very well be the greatest regular season game ever.
Many consider the Spurs to be the best team in the NBA this season. San Antonio's defense is every bit as historically great as Golden State's record setting offense. John Schuhmann of NBA.com breaks down the matchup by the numbers:
The Spurs are doing on defense what the Warriors are doing on offense. They've allowed 9.2 fewer points per 100 possessions than the league average, the best mark since the league started counting turnovers in 1977.
Through their first 44 games, the Warriors have scored 10.0 points per 100 possessions above the league average, making them the best offense of the last 39 years.The champs' effective field goal percentage of 56.0 percent is the highest mark in NBA history. Their 3-point percentage is the second-highest in NBA history, and they also rank in the top five in field goal percentage from both the restricted area and mid-range.
Put elite offense and elite defense together and you'll do more than just win games. You'll rack up a strong point differential as well. And on a per-possession basis, these two teams have the best point differentials of the last 29 years.
We're Going Streaking
The Warriors have won 91 straight games in which they held a lead of at least 15 points, dating back to April of 2014. What is even more incredible is that Golden State has led by at least 15 points in over half of their games played during the streak.
The Spurs on the other hand are 30-0 this season when holding a lead of at least 15 points and have already set a franchise record through just 42 games with 12 wins of at least 25 points or more.
Golden State is 20-0 at home this season (38 straight) and with a win tonight over the Spurs, the Warriors will be exactly half way home to becoming the first team to ever go undefeated in their home gym. January 25th also marks the exact day one year ago that Golden State last lost their last regular season game at home.
Not to be out done, San Antonio is 24-0 at home this season and have also won 30 straight regular season games at home dating back to last season.
From 1/22 vs. Indiana:
ML: WARRIORS - WIN - GS 122-110 ATS: WARRIORS (-13) - LOSS - GS by 12
O/U: OVER (217.5) - WIN - 232 total points
Here are my picks for tonight's game against San Antonio: