Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs - 2/21/14
San Antonio Spurs (40-15) at Phoenix Suns (32-21)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Suns 0 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns collide with the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night from US Airways Center.
Head to head, the Spurs are 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Phoenix while the road team is 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The Suns are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, 22-10-1 ATS in their last 33 vs. Western Conference and 35-17-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Spurs on the other hand are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600, but just 7-15 ATS in their last 22 Friday games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 Friday games.
Following some mixed results before the All-Star break, the Phoenix Suns come into tonight's showdown against the San Antonio Spurs riding a two-game winning streak follwing their 100-94 victory over the visiting Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. That win came just a day after the Suns went into Denver and escaped with a hard fought 112-107 overtime victory thanks to a career-high 36 points from Gerald Green. Phoenix also covered the spread in those two games and are now 37-17-1 on the season, which to the best of my knowledge, is the best mark in the entire NBA.
The San Antonio Spurs conclude their mamoth nine-game road trip tonight in Phoenix and they have a chance to finish 7-2 with a victory over the Suns. Despite the absence of All-Star Tony Parker, the Spurs have won three straight thanks to the play of his replacment in Patty Mills who has scored 25 and 29 points in his last outings. This comes after he scored a career-high 32 points in their win in Charlotte in the middle of their annual rodeo road trip. Tim Duncan also missed their last clash in Portland to rest ailing injuring and is questionable for tonight's contest.
It doesn't seem to matter who is out for this Spurs team as they keep on winning, at home or on the road, against good teams and bad teams. While I love what this Suns team has done this season, they have already gone down to San Antonio at home and I think they will find things tough in this one. It wouldn't surprise me to see Phoenix win tonight, but I think the Spurs finish their road trip with off with a hard fought victory...
Dan’s Pick: San Antonio M/L
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