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2021 NBA Handicapping
(26-27) San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns (40-15)
Date: Saturday, April 17th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: Spurs +350 | Suns -588
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -9
NBA Betting Total: 230.5
Saturday, April 17th finds the San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns playing in their first meeting this season. The last time these squads faced each other was over a year ago on January 24th, 2020, and was the only match the Suns won in their seasonal series.
The Spurs hold the all-time record between the clubs with 98 wins in 176 meetings. Last season, the clubs played three times with San Antonio taking two of the three contests.
San Antonio Spurs
It’s been a tough two games for the Spurs. Wednesday they faced Toronto who was 1-11 in the second games of back-to-back sets. Moreover, Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., and DeAndre Bembry were all out.
Coach Nick Nurse had one available guard (rookie Malachi Flynn) got creative with lineups featuring five big men and it proved too much for the Spurs.
Friday, again they got the lucky bounce with Damian Lillard out for Portland but lost a 106-107 heartbreaker when they were unable to score in spite of three opportunities at game end.
DeMar DeRozan led the way with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Dejounte Murray delivered a triple-double of 13 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Jakob Poeltl dropped 17 points and eight rebounds. Drew Eubanks (15) and Derrick White (13) were the other double-figure contributors.
The contrast of the two losses was stark. In the loss to the Raptors, they were outrebounded 54-41 and lost the paint scoring battle (48-36).
San Antonio flipped that result versus the Blazers winning the boards (49-38) as well as points in the paint scoring (62-42). While they shot 43.6 percent from deep versus Toronto their perimeter shot failed them (30.4%) against Portland.
Gorgui Dieng (shoulder) is day-to-day while Trey Lyles (ankle) remains out..
The Suns enter this match on a four-game winning streak and 11 victories in their last 12 matches. With the win on Thursday versus the Kings, the Suns became the second team in the association to reach 40 victories.
They trail the Jazz by 1.5 games and lead the Pacific Division with a 2.5 game edge over the Clippers who are also seeded right behind Phoenix.
Chris Paul showed off his Point God skills with 13 points and 11 assists plus three rebounds, and three steals.
Punctuating his ability CP3 didn’t turn over the ball. He joined an elite group including Muggsy Bogues (46) and John Stockton (44) with his 43rd game of 10 plus assists and no turnovers.
Deandre Ayton led the way offensively with a double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds while Devin Booker scored 23 points.
Mikal Bridges and Jevon Carter each offered 13 points as the other double-figure contributors.
Abdel Nader (knee) missed the last six games while Frank Kaminsky was out versus Chicago dealing with health and safety protocols. Both are listed as day-to-day.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Spurs are 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Spurs are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix’s last 10 games.
- The Suns are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
Things don’t get any easier for the Spurs who returned from five games on the road for the Blazers match Friday and are right back on the road for this match and one in Indianapolis. San Antonio is 3-7 in the second games of back-to-back sets.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs +9
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