Spurs vs Suns 1/20/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -4.5
Ricky Rubio and the Phoenix Suns (18-24, 3rd in the Pacific Division) play the San Antonio Spurs (17-23, 4th in the Southwest Division) at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Monday, January 20, 2020. The odds on this matchup have Phoenix as 4.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 228.
The Spurs cover the spread 38.5% of the time, having gone 15-24-1 ATS. Phoenix is covering 53.7% of the time, going 22-19-1 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/17/20 SF Rudy Gay Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Miami
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/18/20 PF Cameron Johnson Quad is questionable Monday vs San Antonio
01/18/20 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Concussion is questionable Monday vs San Antonio
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 19.1 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Ricky Rubio averages 13.4 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 9.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Devin Booker averages 26.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 113.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.1 per game. The Spurs allow 114.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 10th in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.6. The Suns are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Suns surrender 114.0 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game.
The Spurs are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Phoenix is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Suns are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix -4.5
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