San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 8 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 34-21. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 100.9 points per contest while giving up 98.0 per game. The Suns have an overall record of 18-36. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 112.2, good for a point differential of -7.3.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 28-25-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 23-32-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 26-26-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 26-28-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/19/18 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
02/05/18 SG Devin Booker Hip left last game, is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs LA Lakers
02/04/18 F Marquese Chriss Suspension Served is probable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Pau Gasol comes into this game averaging 10.8 points per contest while playing 25.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 79%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.4 points per contest in 34.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 8.4 rebounds per contest for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
T.J. Warren has scored 19.5 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game this season for the Suns. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Devin Booker averages 24.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and 4.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 100.9 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.93 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.7 per game. The Spurs allow 98 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 21 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 17th in the NBA with 104.9 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7.31. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.9 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 21.1. The Suns are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Suns give up 112.2 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 44.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. San Antonio is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Phoenix is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Suns are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 112.4, and their offensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 1st. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 30th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -8
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