San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 6 point favorites.
The Spurs have a record of 7-5. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.1 as they average 108.7 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 2-11. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 101.2 points per contest and give up 114.7, which is a point differential of -13.5.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 6-5-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeMar DeRozan averages 25.0 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
T.J. Warren averages 16.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 91%. Devin Booker averages 24.3 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 23.0 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league. San Antonio averages 108.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 114.7 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.4 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Phoenix is 30th in the league with 101.2 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -13.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 17.8.
The Spurs are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. San Antonio is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Phoenix is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Suns are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.5, and their defensive rating of 115.1 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +6
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