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Trends Pointing to Spurs Covering vs the Suns

A battle of two teams heading in opposite directions takes place on Wednesday as the high-flying San Antonio Spurs play host to the lowly Phoenix Suns. Oddsmakers initially set the Suns as 13.5-point underdogs with a total of 214.

Shark Bites
  • The Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • The UNDER is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in San Antonio.
  • The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Phoenix fell 131-115 to the Houston Rockets on Monday for its fifth loss in the last six games. The Suns have allowed an average of 118 points during the six-game stretch and gave up more than 100 points in 14 consecutive contests. A bet on the Spurs’ OVER team total looks like a solid play here.

Kawhi Leonard filling the stat sheet is nothing new for the Spurs, but when LaMarcus Aldridge steps up, the offense takes a totally different look. Aldridge dropped a season-best 33-point effort against Chicago on Christmas Day, going 15-for-20 from the field while collecting nine rebounds.

To say this series has been one-sided in recent years would be a massive understatement. The Spurs are 8-0 SU in their last eight games vs the Suns, going 5-2-1 ATS in that span.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

San Antonio Spurs opened as -13.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 214 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 117-97 win for the Spurs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Phoenix Suns have seen them go 9-22 and 14-17 ATS so far this NBA season, while the San Antonio Spurs are at 25-6 and 17-13-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Spurs are 17-14, while the Phoenix Suns are 22-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Phoenix injuries news.

This game pits the San Antonio Spurs, currently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Phoenix Suns, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up San Antonio's No. 15-ranked offense (104.58 PPG) against a Phoenix Suns defense that ranks No. 29 at 114.16 PPG. The San Antonio Spurs have averaged 47.08% from the field per game, more than the Phoenix Suns have managed so far this NBA season (44.35% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

It wasn't going to be a low-scoring affair and Phoenix wasn't going to come out on the winning end on Monday, as they suffered a 131-115 loss against the Rockets at Toyota Center.

Chicago was victimized by Lamarcus Aldridge for 33 points as the Spurs defeated the Bulls 119-100 in NBA action on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Phoenix is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Phoenix is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
  • Phoenix is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • San Antonio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • San Antonio is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Phoenix home to Toronto, Thursday, December 29th
San Antonio home to Portland, Friday, December 30th