Spurs at Suns - 1/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (36-6) at Phoenix Suns (13-30)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +13.5 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, KENS
The San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns meet Thursday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs still haven’t lost a game since Christmas night. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 103.9 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 89.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.1 points and 2.6 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 16.1 points and nine rebounds. Manu Ginobili is dishing 3.5 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won seven of their last 10 road games. Tony Parker is questionable with a hip injury.
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The Phoenix Suns could use a feel good win to snap a five-game skid. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 101.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 19.7 points and 5.1 assists while T.J. Warren is averaging 11 points and 3.3 rebounds. Mirza Teletovic is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and P.J. Tucker is dishing 1.7 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost seven of their last 10 home games. Markieff Morris is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 45-20 ATS in their last 65 games overall. The Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Suns have been fade material for quite some time and that's been even more of the case with no Eric Bledsoe. Add the fact the Spurs are one of the elite teams in the league and continue to beat teams by double digits. Spurs or no play is the side here.