Week 15 of the 2021-22 NBA season wraps up Sunday, January 30, so we are taking a closer look at the Western Conference battle at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona, to get you the best Spurs vs. Suns betting pick and odds.
San Antonio and Phoenix close down their four-game regular-season series, and the Suns have a chance to sweep the Spurs for the first time since 1984. According to Bookmaker Sportsbook, Phoenix is a firm 8.5-point home fave, while the totals are listed at 232.0 points.
The Spurs continue their playoff battle
The San Antonio Spurs (19-31; 26-24 ATS) are coming off a 131-122 home victory to the Chicago Bulls this past Friday. It was their second victory in the last three outings, as the Spurs continue to chase the No. 10 seed in the West.
San Antonio executed its offense against the short-handed Bulls very well. The Spurs shot 52.6% from the field and committed only seven turnovers. Dejounte Murray led the way with 29 points, nine rebounds, and 12 assists, while Keldon Johnson added 23 points and eight boards.
The Spurs have gone 4-4 straight up and ATS over their previous eight games at any location. During that stretch, the Spurs have scored 115.7 points per 100 possessions (7th in the NBA) on 47.2% shooting from the field (8th) and 33.1% from beyond the 3-point line (tied-23rd).
The Suns shoot for their tenth straight W
The Phoenix Suns (39-9; 27-21 ATS) extended their winning streak to nine games this past Friday, outlasting the Minnesota Timberwolves 134-124 as 8-point home favorites. Monty Williams’ boys remain the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, three and a half games ahead of the second-seeded Golden State Warriors.
The Suns tortured the T-Wolves’ defense all game long. They shot 51.2% from the field and 51.3% from downtown, while seven different players scored in double figures. Chris Paul led the charge with a triple-double of 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 14 assists.
Phoenix boasts the second-best defensive rating in the NBA, yielding 105.3 points per 100 possessions. On the other side of the ball, the reigning vice-champions tally 113.3 points per 100 possessions (tied-3rd) on 47.7% shooting from the field (1st).
- 6-11 ATS in the last 17 games overall
- 6-2 ATS in the last eight games overall
- 7-1 ATS in the last eight games against the Western Conference
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns Pick
Despite all the injury problems, the Suns should have enough firepower to beat the Spurs at home and cover an 8.5-point spread. Phoenix misses Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton, JaVale McGee, Cameron Payne, and Frank Kaminsky, but the Suns have shown multiple times they own great depth.
As long as Chris Paul and Devin Booker are healthy and ready to go, the Suns will remain the most dangerous team in the West. They have a nice opportunity to sweep the Spurs in the regular-season series for the first time in nearly 40 years, so give me the Suns and points.
Pick: Take Phoenix Suns -8.5 at -110
The under is 5-3 in San Antonio’s last eight games overall, and it is 6-3 in Phoenix’s previous nine. Their previous two encounters have gone under the total, too, so I would follow the betting trends and take the under in this clash.
Only two of the last seven meetings between these two foes have produced more than 230 points in total. They both prefer to play at a fast pace, averaging above 99 possessions per 48 minutes each, but the Suns and Spurs could easily struggle to surpass a 232-point line.
Pick: Go under 232.0 points at -110