The Phoenix Suns (11-13) and the San Antonio Spurs (9-15) clash at Mexico City Arena. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019, and it can be seen on NBATV.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Preview
The last time the Spurs played, they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 117-109, despite being 12-point favorites. LaMarcus Aldridge had a good game for San Antonio, putting up 18 points and 10 rebounds. Cleveland held the Spurs to an offensive rebounding percentage of 4.9 (below their season average of 22.9). San Antonio, on the other hand, did a great job of getting and making free throws (20-25; 80.0 percent). The two teams combined to score 226 points, which came in over the projected point total of 218.5.
The Suns were unable to cover as 6.5-point favorites in their 115-108 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in their last outing. With 14 points and 13 rebounds, Phoenix’s Kelly Oubre Jr. played well. Memphis held the Suns to an effective field goal percentage of 0.446 (below their season average of 0.535). Phoenix, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (10.2 vs. 15.5). Combined, the two squads scored 223 points, which came in under the O/U total of 230.
Phoenix appears to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Suns rank sixth in offensive efficiency, while the Spurs rank 23rd in defensive efficiency.
Of San Antonio’s 24 games, 13 have finished over the O/U total, while 14 of Phoenix’s 24 games have finished over the projected point total. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Suns have a clear advantage. They are 11-13 SU and 14-10 ATS, while the Spurs are 9-15 SU and 5-18-1 ATS.
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Spurs won three out of four meetings played against each other last season. In the last matchup, San Antonio won 126-124. San Antonio had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.6 vs. 12.0). Phoenix, on the other hand, was lights out from beyond the arc (13-29; 44.8 percent).
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns Odds Prediction
NBA Pick: SU Winner – Suns, ATS Winner – Suns, O/U – Over
Phoenix averages 28.4 assists per game, which ranks first in the NBA. San Antonio ranks 23rd in assists allowed per game (25.5).
Phoenix ranks 10th in fast break points per game (14.2) while San Antonio ranks 15th in fast break points allowed per game (13.4).
The Suns rank 22nd in second chance points per game (12.3) while the Spurs rank 26th (12.0).
Phoenix is 7-7 ATS at home, while San Antonio is 2-7-1 ATS on the road.
Phoenix is 3-2 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders in its last five games.
Over its last five outings, San Antonio is 2-3 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders.
The Suns have been outscored by an average of 0.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Phoenix has defeated opponents by an average of 1.4 points.
During their last five games, the Spurs have scored an average of 110.8 points per game (0.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 116.6 points per game (1.1 above their season average).