Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/18/13
San Antonio Spurs (19-5) at Phoenix Suns (14-9)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 9:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns look to continue their hot streak when they welcome the San Antonio Spurs to town tonight.
The Spurs have won five of their last seven and were looking for a fifth straight win on Monday but ran into Chris Paul and the Clippers, losing by 115-92. Tim Duncan led the way with 17 points and 11 rebounds, but Tony Parker had just eight points and six assists in 26 minutes as he limped off the court midway through the third quarter with a right shin contusion which has him as questionable for tonight's game. With Parker off the court, the Spurs just couldn't make adjustments in time and before you could blink, the game was out of hand. Despite the loss, San Antonio are still 19-5 on the season and 10-3 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Suns have been in season-best form, winning nine of their last 12 and their last five straight after taking down the Warriors by 106-102 on Sunday. Against the highest scoring backcourt in the league, Eric Bledsoe led the Suns with 24 points and eight assists while Goran Dragic added 21 points, but the real x-factor for the Suns was Channing Frye who made five three pointers on his way to a season-high 20 points. With the win, Phoenix improves to 14-9 on the season and 8-3 at home.
In ATS trends, the Spurs are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 games following a loss and 0-5 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, while the Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a win and 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 games overall.
Head to head, the Spurs are 5-2-1 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Phoenix.
Tony Parker will miss tonight's game which leaves the Spurs somewhat vulnerable against the streaking Suns here. With that being said, I think the Suns have what it takes to cause the minor upset here, especially at home.