The San Antonio Spurs (20-23) will be at home in the AT&T Center when they go head-to-head with the Phoenix Suns (18-26). San Antonio is a 4-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 229 points. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, January 24, 2020, and it can be seen on Fox Sports – Arizona.
Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs Free Preview
The Suns got blown out by the Indiana Pacers in their last matchup, 112-87. They were not able to cover as 1.5-point underdogs. With 17 points on 5-for-16 shooting, Kelly Oubre Jr. led Phoenix in scoring. Indiana had an effective field goal percentage of 0.589 (above their season average of 0.528). Phoenix, meanwhile, held the Pacers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 10.3 (below their season average of 21.0). The two teams combined to score 199 points, which came in well under the projected point total of 221.5.
In the Spurs’ last game, they beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 121-117, as 3.5-point underdogs. With 32 points on 12-for-20 shooting, LaMarcus Aldridge was the top scorer from either team. San Antonio played a nearly flawless game. They had a great turnover percentage of 9.9 (better than their season average of 11.2) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.4 (above their season average of 20.8). New Orleans recorded marks of 12.5 and 18.6, respectively, for those same stats. Combined, the two squads scored 238 points, which finished just over the projected point total of 235.5.
These two teams have met twice already this year, with the Spurs winning both. Derrick White had 25 points and seven assists in the most recent matchup, in which the Spurs, who were 5-point underdogs, beat the Suns 120-118. The two teams combined to score 238 points, which was 8 points above the projected point total of 230 points. The Spurs’ 7.6 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Suns, who had a rate of 13.1.
Of Phoenix’s 44 games, 24 have finished over the projected point total, while 26 of San Antonio’s 43 games have finished over the projected point total. The Spurs hold the sizable advantage straight up (SU) (20-23 vs. 18-26), but the Suns have the better against the spread (ATS) record (22-21-1 vs. 17-24-2).
It might be a tough matchup for San Antonio on the offensive glass. The Spurs currently rank 27th in offensive rebounding percentage (20.9 percent), while Phoenix ranks fifth in defensive rebounding percentage (79.3 percent).
Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs Free Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Spurs, ATS Winner – Spurs, O/U – Over
The Suns rank third in fast break points allowed per game (11.8) while the Spurs rank 20th (14.1).
Phoenix ranks 19th in three pointers attempted per game (32.5) while San Antonio ranks 29th (28.2).
Phoenix ranks 13th in points in the paint per game (48.2) while San Antonio ranks 27th (44.0).
San Antonio averages 46.1 rebounds per game, which ranks seventh in the league. Phoenix ranks 10th in rebounds allowed per game (44.3).
Phoenix is 12-7 ATS on the road with 10 unders and 9 overs.
At home, San Antonio is 7-15 ATS with 13 overs, 8 unders and 1 push.
Phoenix is 5-2 when they hold opponents under 100 points, while San Antonio is 1-0.
The Suns are 17-21 when they score over 100 points, while the Spurs are 20-19.
The Suns rank 15th in steals per game (7.7) while the Spurs rank 25th (6.8).
Phoenix averages 27.3 assists per game, which ranks second in the league. San Antonio ranks 26th in assists allowed per game (25.4).
The Suns rank fifth in points off turnovers per game (18.3) while the Spurs rank 27th (15.1).
The Suns are 25th in the NBA with 12.2 second chance points per game while the Spurs are 29th with 11.4 second chance points per game.
San Antonio ranks eighth in blocks per game (5.6) while Phoenix ranks 28th (3.8).
San Antonio is 3-2 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders in its last five games.
Across its past five outings, Phoenix is 2-3 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders.
The Spurs have outscored opponents by an average of 0.8 points in their last five games. For the season, San Antonio has lost by an average of 0.8 points.
During their last five games, the Suns have scored an average of 111.8 points per game (1.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 114.4 points per game (0.3 above their season average).