San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns Free NBA Picks & Odds 2-21-2016
by Tony Sink - 2/20/2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016
US Airways Center
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 46-9 and a road record of 18-9. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 12.5 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 92.4 per contest. San Antonio is 8-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-5. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Suns have an overall record of 14-41 and a home record of 10-19. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 106.9, good for a point differential of -6.4. Phoenix has a division record of 3-6 and a conference record of 9-25. In their last 10 games they are 0-10.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 16.9 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Devin Booker averages 10.6 points per game while playing 23.4 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. T.J. Warren averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
San Antonio averages 104.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 92.4 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 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Phoenix averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 29th with 17 per game. The Suns allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Suns force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Spurs average 103.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.7 per contest. The Spurs have an offensive rating of 111.2 and a defensive rating of 97.9. In terms of pace they average 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Suns score 102.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2 points per game. The Suns rating on offense is 102.4 and they have a defensive rating of 109. They get 98 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 30% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 15.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 33-21-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 26-28-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 21-34-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 28-27-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/20/16 F Kawhi Leonard Calf "?" Sunday vs. Phoenix
02/20/16 C Matt Bonner Calf doubtful Sunday vs. Phoenix
02/04/16 G Manu Ginobili Groin expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/20/16 C Alex Len Ankle "?" Sunday vs. San Antonio
02/20/16 C Tyson Chandler Shoulder injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. San Antonio
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
01/23/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix
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