Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 12/11/2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 11.5 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 4-22. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -11.7 as they average 102.2 points per game while giving up 113.8 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 13-14 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 110.3 points per game and surrender 113.3, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 8-18-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 11-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-13-1 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 17-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/10/18 SF TJ Warren Ankle is upgraded to probable Monday vs LA Clippers
12/05/18 G Devin Booker Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/09/18 F Dante Cunningham Abdominal is questionable Tuesday vs Phoenix
12/09/18 F Davis Bertans Personal is questionable Tuesday vs Phoenix
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
T.J. Warren comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Josh Jackson averages 8.5 points per contest in 19.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
LaMarcus Aldridge scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. DeMar DeRozan averages 24.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 102.2 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -11.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 40.0 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 16.3 per game. The Suns allow 113.8 points per contest, which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 25.6 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 14th in the NBA with 110.3 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.04. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.3 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 23.8. The Spurs are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Spurs give up 113.3 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Suns are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 114, and their offensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 26th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league. The Spurs are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix +11.5
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