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19-5 (13-1 V) San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns 7-17 (3-7 H)
Date: Thursday December 15
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: PHX +7.5
NBA Betting Total: 210
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The Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs used to both be perennial contenders out West during the Mike D’Antoni “seven seconds or less” era.
Although the matchup today doesn’t inspire the same competitive fire it once did (see: Robert Horry slams Steve Nash into a scorer’s table), but the young Suns are an electrifying group that can be surprisingly dangerous on any given night.
*All statistics, rankings and trends are current as of this writing on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET.
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio enters this game as the quietest contender in the NBA. It doesn’t get the headlines that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers get, and nobody praises them when they prove their ability to win at a high level the way we do with teams like the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics.
So far this season, the Spurs rank just 19th in points per game. They post 103.4 on a nightly basis.
Defensively, however, this team is elite. Really, what else would you expect from a Gregg Popovich-run system?
On the year, San Antonio is fourth in the league in points per game allowed. It gives up just 97.8 on a nightly basis and is fifth in defensive efficiency.
Unlike the Spurs, offense is where Phoenix makes a name for itself.
So far this season, the Suns are seventh in the NBA in scoring. They score 107.1 points per contest, but the problem is that those numbers aren’t as impressive on the surface when you consider they’re way down in 22nd place in terms of offensive efficiency.
The other problem — the one that’s far more obvious — is this team’s atrocious defense. On the year, the team is 24th in defensive efficiency.
It also allows 113.2 points per night, which is only good enough for 29th in the league.
For those keeping track at home, that puts them ahead of only the lowly Brooklyn Nets.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Spurs are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.
- Suns are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
The Phoenix Suns are not a good basketball team. The San Antonio Spurs are a great one.
Let’s not overthink this.
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The one thing that could potentially keep this game close is the fact that San Antonio is on the second of a back-to-back, not to mention on the road.
But we have faith that Popovich, Kawhi Leonard and Co. will come through for us.
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio Spurs 107 – Phoenix Suns 95
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