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Suns Look to Bounce Back vs the Spurs in Mexico

The second staging of the NBA’s Global Games gets underway in Mexico City tonight when the “home team” Phoenix Suns do battle with the San Antonio Spurs. Sportsbooks opened the Suns as 10-point underdogs with a total of 214.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Spurs are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games.
  • The Suns are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games.
  • The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Suns.

Phoenix is coming off a dispiriting 113-108 loss to fellow Western Conference cellar-dwellers Dallas Mavericks south of the border on Tuesday. The Suns wasted a 39-point effort from rising star Devin Booker in the setback, and they officially moved into a tie with the Mavs for last place in the West as a result.

San Antonio is cruising right now, as the ever-steady Spurs hammered the Los Angeles Lakers 134-94 on Friday. Pau Gasol went 9-of-9 from the floor and totalled 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists in 26 minutes of action against his former team.

The Spurs have absolutely dominated this series of late. In their last nine against the Suns, Gregg Popovich and company are a sizzling 9-0 SU.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Phoenix Suns installed as 10-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 214.5.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 111-94 result in favor of the Spurs today. 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

The Phoenix Suns sit at 12-27 (19-20 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the San Antonio Spurs are currently 31-8 (23-15-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Phoenix is 25-14 OU and San Antonio is 23-16 OU. This season the Phoenix Suns are 12-27 overall and 19-20 ATS against the number, while the San Antonio Spurs are 31-8 and 23-15-1 ATS. As for the totals, Phoenix is 25-14 on the OU, and San Antonio is 23-16. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Phoenix vs San Antonio injuries news.

This game pits the Phoenix Suns, currently No. 19 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the San Antonio Spurs, who rate No. 2 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting San Antonio Spurs rank No. 18 in the league with 43.26 per game. That compares with Phoenix's No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the NBA's No. 27-ranked team at 8.18 per game, while the San Antonio Spurs rate No. 14 with 9.36 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Spurs and Lakers didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Los Angeles was handed a 134-94 defeat on Thursday at AT&T Center.

The Suns got a terrific 39-point performance from Devin Booker but Dallas handed them a 113-108 defeat on Thursday at Mexico City Arena.

Betting Trends
  • San Antonio is 13-3 ATS in its last 16 games
  • San Antonio is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Antonio's last 9 games
  • San Antonio is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
  • Phoenix is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Phoenix is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games
  • Phoenix is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing San Antonio

Next Betting Matchups

San Antonio home to Minnesota, Tuesday, January 17th
Phoenix home to Utah, Monday, January 16th