Suns vs Spurs predictions 1/24/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - San Antonio
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio -3
LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs (20-23, 3rd in the Southwest Division) host the Phoenix Suns (18-26, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at AT&T Center on Friday, January 24, 2020. The line on this game has San Antonio as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 230.
The Suns cover 51.2% of the time, having gone 22-21-1 ATS. San Antonio is covering 42.9% of the time, going 18-24-1 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/22/20 C Aron Baynes Hip is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
01/22/20 PF Cameron Johnson Quad is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ricky Rubio averages 13.3 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest. He averages 9.2 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 26.5 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 92%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 22.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 84%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 19.4 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 114.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Phoenix averages 113.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 27.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 114.7 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.4 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. San Antonio is 7th in the league with 113.9 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Spurs are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Suns are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 18th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 18th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Phoenix is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Spurs are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 24th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -3
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