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Huge Spreads are No Match for Spurs

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The San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns are trending in extremely opposite directions with Thursday night’s clash in the desert on the horizon. The Spurs (36-6 SU) have rattled off 12 straight wins and are a phenomenal 29-13 ATS on the year—the top mark in the NBA. The Suns have looked more like a YMCA pickup team at times this season and sit at the bottom of the Western Conference at 13-30 SU and 17-26 ATS. Phoenix has also dropped six consecutive games.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Spurs' last seven games after an ATS win.
  • The Suns are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games after consecutive losses.
  • The Spurs are 5-2 SU and ATS in their last seven games on the road against the Suns.

We profiled just how well the Spurs are doing for bettors this season earlier in the week (which you can read here), but anyone who isn't paying attention to San Antonio needs to smarten up. Gregg Popovich’s club, who opened as healthy 14.5-point favorites, have been covering huge spreads with ease.

San Antonio leads the league in double-digit wins (28) and 20+ point wins (15), covering in 14 of the 19 times they’ve been tabbed as double-digit chalk. The Spurs also own the best point differential (15.1) in the Association, which has them on pace to smash the all-time record set by the ’72 Los Angeles Lakers (12.3).

As for the Suns, well, they’re a horrifically bad basketball team who have only excelled in being dysfunctional on and off the court this year. Phoenix put up a feeble effort in their last meeting with San Antonio (a 112-79 loss in Texas) and will need a much better performance if they wish to hang around with their Western Conference foes in the second meeting between the clubs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Phoenix Suns installed as 12.5-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 200.5.

A 111-92 result in favor of the Spurs is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

San Antonio Spurs vs Phoenix Suns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Phoenix battles the San Antonio Spurs, currently with a 36-6 mark (29-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 22-20-1 for the Phoenix Suns and 18-23-1 for the San Antonio Spurs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Phoenix vs San Antonio injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Phoenix Suns at No. 29 and the San Antonio Spurs at No. 1 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 21-rated NBA squad against San Antonio's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 6 in the league with 9.51 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 7 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Spurs and Mavericks didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Dallas was handed a 112-83 defeat on Sunday at AT&T Center.

Devin Booker was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 0 rebounds but Indiana still won, 97-94, over Phoenix on Tuesday at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Betting Trends
  • San Antonio is 15-4 ATS in its last 19 games
  • San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • San Antonio is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Phoenix is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Phoenix is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
  • Phoenix is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Antonio at Los Angeles, Friday, January 22nd
Phoenix home to Atlanta, Saturday, January 23rd

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