San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/14/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, MX
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -2.5
Arena Ciudad de Mexico is the site where Kelly Oubre and the Phoenix Suns (11-13, 4th in the Pacific Division) will play the San Antonio Spurs (9-15, 3rd in the Southwest Division) on Saturday. San Antonio opens this matchup as 2.5 point dogs. The O/U opens at 218.
The Spurs are covering the spread 25.0% of the time, having gone 6-18-0 ATS. Phoenix covers the spread 58.3% of the time, going 14-10-0 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 18.8 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kelly Oubre averages 17.4 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Devin Booker averages 25.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 111.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.7 per game. The Spurs allow 115.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 5th in the league with 115.4 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 28.4. The Suns are 23rd in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Suns surrender 114.0 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per game.
The Spurs are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 112.9, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 23rd. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 23rd. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Suns are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio +2.5
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