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Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
The Spurs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Suns tip off at AT&T Center on Saturday in NBA play.
The Spurs sit at 35-11 (26-19-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Suns are currently 15-28 (18-24-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? San Antonio is 21-25 OU, and Phoenix is 17-25-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spurs rated this week at No. 1 and the Suns sitting at No. 29. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 107-95 result in favor of the Spurs today.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 2-ranked offense (104.3 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 21 at 99.4 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.6% from the field per game, more than the Suns have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 103.7 points per game when playing on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Phoenix was a 93-88 winner at home against the Clippers. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (181) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Goran Dragic scored 24 points leading the Suns to a 93-88 victory over Los Angeles at US Airways Center on Thursday.
Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 113-107 winner as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Spurs covered in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 220 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Dallas was victimized for 23 points and 10 assists by Tony Parker as the Spurs defeated the Mavericks 113-107 in NBA action on Friday.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing Dallas are 10-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Suns at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Phoenix's last 15 games when playing San Antonio
Phoenix is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
Phoenix is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games at home
Phoenix at Dallas, Sunday, January 27
San Antonio home to Charlotte, Wednesday, January 30