Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 1/5/2018
Friday, January 5, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, January 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 12.5 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 15-25. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.8 as they are averaging 105.9 points per game while giving up 112.7 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 26-13. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 19-19-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 21-19-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 20-18-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 16-23-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
01/04/18 PG Isaiah Canaan Groin injured last game, is "?" Friday vs San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/29/17 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/04/18 G Danny Green Groin is "?" Friday vs Phoenix
T.J. Warren comes into this game averaging 19.6 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Mike James averages 10.4 points per contest in 20.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Pau Gasol has scored 10.6 points per contest while playing 24.7 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.4 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 105.9 points per contest this year, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.75 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 112.7 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 26th in the NBA with 101.3 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 21.8. The Spurs are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Spurs give up 98.3 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 41.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Suns are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Phoenix is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
San Antonio is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Spurs are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +12.5
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