Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 5/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
The San Antonio Spurs (33-37) play the Phoenix Suns (49-21) at AT&T Center on Sunday.
The Phoenix Suns faced the Portland Blazers and earned the victory with a final of 118-117 in their last contest. Phoenix ended the contest having earned a 46.6% field goal percentage (41 out of 88) and made 13 out of their 32 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Suns converted 23 of their 26 attempts for a percentage of 88.5%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 42 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 22 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In relation to defense, Phoenix allowed 54.3% from the floor on 44 out of 81 shooting. Portland recorded 23 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. In addition, Portland collected 33 boards (1 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Portland ended up going 77.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 18 attempts. They knocked down 15 of 33 tries from distance.
Chris Paul is one player who was a major factor in this matchup. He left the arena with 26 points on 11 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 32:07 minutes but did not grab any rebounds. Paul shot 78.6% from the field and recorded 7 dimes. Another guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Suns was Mikal Bridges. He grabbed 11 rebounds in 40:37 min on the basketball court. He finished the game at 66.7% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 6-of-9 (21 points). When this game wrapped up, Bridges totaled 2 assists.
Phoenix will enter this matchup with a mark of 49-21 so far this season. They are turning it over 12.6 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Phoenix is pulling down 42.8 boards per game and has accounted for 1,871 assists so far this season, which ranks 7th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are hitting 37.7% on shots from distance (912 of 2,422) and 83.2% from the free throw line. They average 114.8 points per game (9th in the NBA) while going 48.9% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Suns are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.1 fouls. They are ranked 3rd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,599 surrendered for the year. The Suns defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.6% (955 of 1,269) and they surrender 42.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 35.7% from beyond the arc and they are 7th in the NBA in PPG allowed (109.4).
When they last stepped on the court, 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 rebounds for a total of 47 in the game. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 4 steals in this contest. The Knicks committed 19 personal fouls for the game which got the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a clip of 84.2%. Regarding 3-pointers, San Antonio buried 6 of 21 attempts (28.6%). When all was said and done, the Spurs went 38 out of 91 from the field which had them at 41.8%. The Spurs allowed the Knicks to knock down 35 of their 86 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.7% for the matchup. They finished shooting 40.0% from distance by going 14 of 35 and finished the game at 18 out of 18 from the free throw line (100.0%). In the matter of how they rebounded, San Antonio permitted New York to collect 48 in all (10 on the offensive side).
DeMar DeRozan ended up having an impact for the Spurs for the matchup. He knocked down 10 of 18 in this contest giving him a rate of 55.6%, and had 8 rebounds. DeRozan earned 27 points in his 37:32 mins on the court and earned 4 assists for the game. One more player who came through for San Antonio was Dejounte Murray. He finished with 7 assists in 34:30 mins played, and he knocked down 7 of 18 from the floor. Murray walked away from this one going 38.9% from the floor and also earning 14 points and 9 rebounds.
San Antonio has a win-loss record of 33-37 so far this season. As an offense, the Spurs are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which has them ranked 20th in the NBA. San Antonio has scored 7,774 points on the season (111.1 per contest) and they grab 43.9 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.4 times per contest (17th in the league) and they are giving up possession 11.4 times per contest. The Spurs are responsible for committing 18.1 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 79.1% from the charity stripe. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 18th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 112.3. They have conceded 24.5 dimes and 47.4 rebounds every game, which is 13th and 28th in the NBA. The San Antonio defense gives up 37.6% on shots from beyond the arc (857 of 2,282) and their opposition knocks down 75.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (20th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Antonio
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