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Suns vs Spurs NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs
- Where: San Antonio at AT&T Center
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds SA +6, PHO -244 | SA +199 O/U 232.0
So far, the Suns have put together an overall record of 25-25, while going 25-23-2 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
The Suns are coming off a disappointing 99-95 loss to the Mavericks. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 1 points. Phoenix was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Mavericks by 4 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Cameron Johnson, as he contributed 22 points while hitting 66.7% of his shots.
So far, the Spurs have put together an overall record of 14-35, while going 23-26-0 vs the spread. The Spurs head into today’s action in the midst of a 4 game losing streak. Their average scoring differential in these defeats is -18.0.
Not only did the Spurs drop their last game to the Clippers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 138-100 as 13 point underdogs. In the defeat, San Antonio did not outscore the Clippers in a single quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Keldon Johnson, as he contributed 19 points while hitting 53.8% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Suns averaged 114.75 points per game vs the Spurs. Similar to the Suns, the Spurs scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Phoenix, the team averaged 108.0 points per game. Across the last 5 matchups between the teams, San Antonio has gone 3-2 vs the spread. However, the Suns actually have a positive scoring margin in these games at +13 points per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 1-4. Combined, they averaged 223 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 50 games, Phoenix is averaging 112.6 points per game (22nd). The Suns come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.0 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Phoenix has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 13.5 turnovers per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Suns are giving up an average of 107.33 points per game, good for 9th in the NBA.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Suns 2nd leading scorer, Devin Booker. In his 29 games, Booker is averaging 27.1 points per game while dishing out 5.6 assists and grabbing 4.6 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Mikal Bridges, who leads the team and is 78th in the NBA at 16.4 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 45.7% of his field goal attempts while taking 14.6% of the team’s shots from the floor.
Through 49 games, the Spurs are averaging 112.6 points per contest, placing them 23rd in the NBA. In terms of pace, the Spurs are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.8 possessions per game. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the leauge in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 7th in the league in made field goals per game.
On defense, the Spurs will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 23rd ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Small-Forward Keldon Johnson currently leads the Spurs at 21.5 points per game. For the season, he is 35th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 19.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Johnson is averaging 4.8 boards and 2.5 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 2nd ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Tre Jones enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 48 games, he is averaging 13.3 and is 146th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Suns vs Spurs Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Spurs +6
- Free Total Prediction: Over 232.0