Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 5/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
The San Antonio Spurs (33-37) host the Phoenix Suns (49-21) at AT&T Center on Saturday.
The Phoenix Suns faced off with the Portland Blazers and notched a win by a score of 118-117 in their last game. Phoenix ended the game with a 46.6% field goal percentage (41 of 88) and made 13 of their 32 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Suns made 23 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 88.5%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned 42 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 22 assists for this game in addition to creating 13 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When it comes to defense, Phoenix allowed the other team to go 54.3% from the field on 44 out of 81 shooting. Portland earned 23 dimes and had 7 steals for this game. In addition, Portland collected 33 rebounds (1 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Portland finished 77.8% from the charity stripe by converting 14 of their 18 attempts. They also knocked down 15 of 33 shots from 3-point range.
Chris Paul is a player who had an impact in this contest. He racked up 26 points on 11 out of 14 shooting. He played 32:07 minutes played but did not grab any rebounds. Paul ended up going 78.6% from the floor and also dished out 7 assists. Another guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Suns was Mikal Bridges. He pulled down 11 rebounds in his 40:37 minutes played on the night. He finished shooting 66.7% from the field for the matchup by going 6-of-9 (21 points). When the final whistle was blown, Bridges had accumulated 2 assists.
Phoenix comes into this game with a record of 49-21 for the year. They have an average of 114.8 pts per contest (8th in basketball) while going 48.9% from the floor. The Suns are connecting on 37.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (912 of 2,422) and 83.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Phoenix is pulling in 42.8 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,871 assists this year, which ranks 7th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 12.6 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Suns are forcing 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.1 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 35.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 7th in the NBA in points per game allowed (109.4). The Suns are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.6% (955 of 1,269) and they surrender 42.7 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 3rd in basketball in giving up assists with 1,599 conceded this season.
For their last game, the San Antonio Spurs took a loss by a score of 102-98 when they faced the New York Knicks. The Spurs were able to corral 38 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 47 for this contest. They turned it over 9 times, while getting 4 steals in this matchup. The Knicks were called for 19 personal fouls for the contest which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a rate of 84.2%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, San Antonio buried 6 of 21 attempts (28.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Spurs went 38 out of 91 from the floor which had them shooting 41.8%. The Spurs permitted the Knicks to knock down 35 of their 86 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.7% in this matchup. They finished 40.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 14 of 35 and finished the contest at 18 of 18 from the free throw line (100.0%). In regard to rebounding, San Antonio permitted New York to grab 48 in all (10 offensive).
DeMar DeRozan ended up being a major contributor for the Spurs in this game. He converted 10 of 18 for this contest giving him a rate of 55.6%, and tallied 8 rebounds. DeRozan earned 27 points in his 37:32 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes in this contest. One more player who came through for San Antonio was Dejounte Murray. He accumulated 7 assists in his 34:30 minutes on the hardwood, and he put in 7 of 18 from the floor. Murray wrapped this one up going 38.9% from the floor while also totaling 14 points and 9 boards.
San Antonio has a win-loss record of 33-37 this year. The Spurs have committed 18.1 fouls per game and they shoot 79.1% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 24.4 times per contest (17th in the NBA) and they turn it over 11.4 times per game. San Antonio has accounted for 7,774 points this season (111.1 per game) and they pull down 43.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spurs are shooting 46.2% from the field, which is 20th in the NBA. The Spurs defensively are ranked 17th in the NBA in PPG given up with 112.3. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (21st in the NBA). The San Antonio defense allows 37.6% on 3-pointers (857 of 2,282) and their opposition knocks down 75.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 24.5 dimes and 47.4 total rebounds per game, which is 13th and 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix
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