Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs Game 5 Pick
- Updated: April 29, 2008
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Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs (Spurs lead 3-1)
Tuesday, 9:35 pm Eastern – TNT
SBG Global Opening Line: Spurs -5, Total 197.5
The San Antonio Spurs don’t want to give the Phoenix Suns any hope and will try and close them out on Tuesday night in Game #5 of their best of seven series. “We know that winning a Game 6 there is going to be really tough. If we don’t, then Game 7 we know is a lottery,” Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said. “We don’t even have to think that there’s a Game 6 or Game 7. We have to take (Game 5) as a Game 7. We know we have a great opportunity at home.” SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Suns on the Road.
Phoenix is coming off a 105-86 win against the Spurs in Game #4 and now need to play well again to force the series back to Phoenix. “We’re down 3-1, we know we’ve got a long road to go, but we don’t think about the series, we think about Tuesday,” Suns coach Mike D’Antoni said. “We can win Tuesday. That’s the only thing we’re thinking about. That’s definitely a possibility and that’s what we want to make a reality.” The Suns actually blew leads in both of the first two games in San Antonio. “In our minds, we feel the series should be 2-2,” the Suns Shaquille O’Neal said. “We let the first one slip away.” The Suns seem very confident even though no team has ever come back from down 0-3 to win a series. “We’re just excited to be alive still. After being 3-0, it’s nice to feel like we have a little life,” Suns point guard Steve Nash said.
SBG Global Current Line: Spurs -5, Total 197.5
Here are the NBA betting stats for Tuesday’s game. The Suns are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games. The Suns are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 vs. the Western Conference. The Suns are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a road underdog. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between the two teams.
The Spurs are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Spurs are 14-3-1 ATS in their last 18 playoff games as a favorite. The Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite.
The Over is 8-1 in the Suns last 9 games as a road underdog. The
Over is 5-1 in the Suns last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Over is 5-2 in the Suns last 7 playoff games as an underdog.
The Over is 4-0 in the Spurs last 4 games as a favorite. The Over is 6-1 in the Spurs last 7 overall. The Over is 5-1 in the Spurs last 6 vs. the Pacific. The Over is 5-2 in the Spurs last 7 games as a home favorite.
Pick: Lean towards the Suns but going to sit this one out and enjoy what will be a great game
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