San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 10/31/2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The San Antonio Spurs travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 4-2. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -3.2 as they average 113.7 points per contest while giving up 116.8 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 1-5. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 105.7 points per contest and give up 117.8, which is a point differential of -12.2.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 3-2-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 4-1-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/30/18 G Devin Booker Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs San Antonio
10/28/18 PG Isaiah Canaan Ankle left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs San Antonio
DeMar DeRozan averages 28.3 points per game in 38.8 minutes per contest. He averages 8.0 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
T.J. Warren averages 15.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Devin Booker averages 27.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 116.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. San Antonio averages 113.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 13th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 117.8 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 51% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 29.5 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game. Phoenix is 26th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -12.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.0 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 25.8. The Suns are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.5.
The Spurs are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 115.1, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 24th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 18th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Phoenix is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Suns are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 116.9, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 28th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 11th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio +5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks