Spurs vs Suns NBA betting preview
The San Antonio Spurs are 5-0-1 ATS over their past six games against the Phoenix Suns as those Western Conference teams prepare to meet on the hardwood on Wednesday night.
The Spurs ride a six-game SU winning streak against the Suns into Wednesday's contest, and overall they're 9-1 SU and 7-2-1 ATS in the past 10 meetings between the two teams. The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in three of their past five matchups.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Spurs are 45-13 so far on the season, and 32-24-2 ATS vs. the number. The Suns, meanwhile, are 19-39 and 22-34-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 26-31-1 and the Suns go 25-31-2 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spurs - Suns odds would favor the Spurs if the lines were set according to power ranks. San Antonio is rated No. 2 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Suns sit at No. 28. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 107-93 win for the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 18 in the league with 41.5 per game. That compares with San Antonio’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Antonio is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 8.4 per game, while the Suns rate No. 27 with 5.6 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 103.8 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 an 84-83 winner at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (167) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Suns grabbed an 84-83 win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday, behind a 14-point effort from Marcin Gortat at US Airways Center.
Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 97-87 winner as they battled the Suns on the road. The Spurs covered in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kawhi Leonard scored 16 points leading the Spurs to a 97-87 victory over Phoenix at US Airways Center on Sunday.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Suns at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Phoenix's last 17 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games on the road
Phoenix is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Phoenix home to Atlanta, Friday, March 1
San Antonio home to Sacramento, Friday, March 1