Thursday, December 15, 2016
US Airways Center
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 19-5. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 103.4 points per game while giving up 97.8 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 8-17. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per game and surrendering 113.2, good for a point differential of -6.2.
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Lamarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 24.7 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Devin Booker averages 18.4 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Eric Bledsoe averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
San Antonio averages 103.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.8 per game. The Spurs allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Phoenix averages 107.1 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 54.7 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 24th with 16 per game. The Suns allow 113.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Suns force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Suns rating on offense is 103.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.6. They get 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-12-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 13-11-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 13-11-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 18-7-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/14/16 C Alex Len Hip "?" Thursday vs. San Antonio
12/14/16 F TJ Warren Head "?" Thursday vs. San Antonio
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix +8
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