Thursday, January 21, 2016
US Airways Center
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 12.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.5.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 36-6 and a road record of 12-6. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 14.2 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 89.6 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 13-30 and a home record of 9-12. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of -4.7.
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 20.1 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Brandon Knight averages 19.7 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Markieff Morris averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
San Antonio averages 103.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.7 per game. The Spurs allow 89.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Phoenix averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 28th with 16.7 per game. The Suns allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Suns force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 28-13-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-24-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 17-26-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 23-20-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/20/16 PG Tony Parker Hip injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
01/20/16 F Jon Leuer Back "?" Thursday vs. San Antonio
01/20/16 F Mirza Teletovic Ankle "?" Thursday vs. San Antonio
01/19/16 F Markieff Morris Shoulder injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. San Antonio
01/14/16 PG Ronnie Price Toe out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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