San Antonio Spurs (18-8) at Phoenix Suns (9-18)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +8.5 -- Over/Under: 205 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs look for another victory after winning seven of their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 97.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.6 points and eight rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 12.2 points and 1.7 assists. Pau Gasol is the third double-digit scorer and Danny Green is dishing 2.1 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last six road games.
The Phoenix Suns look for a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last nine games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 107.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 18.6 points and 5.8 rebounds while Greg Monroe is averaging 11.2 points and 7.4 rebounds. Mike James is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last six home games.
The Spurs are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Pacific and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Spurs are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings, the favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I'm not sure how confident I am in laying this much chalk with an older San Antonio Spurs suqad that's coming off a tough game Friday night. We also know Pop likes to rest some of his guys on the end of back to backs, so that's in play here as well. However, I'm not touching the Suns, who are awful defensively and still without their best player in Booker. If the Spurs want to, they could win this game by 30 points or so. I likely won't play this game personally, but if forced to pick, I'd side with the Spurs by double digits.