San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/11/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/11/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns (4-23) at San Antonio Spurs (13-14)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)

The Line: San Antonio Spurs -12.5 -- Over/Under: 218 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs meet Tuesday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.

The Phoenix Suns are getting desperate for a victory in hopes of snapping a nine-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 102.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.5 points and 6.7 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 17.7 points and 4.1 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Ariza is dishing 3.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost their last four road games.

The San Antonio Spurs look for a third straight victory to get back to a .500 record. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 110.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 48.3 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 24.8 points and 6.1 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.2 points and 9.9 rebounds. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 2.1 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.1 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won five of their last seven home games.

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The Suns are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Spurs are 18-7 ATS in their last 25 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Suns last 7 overall. The over is 10-1-1 in Spurs last 12 overall.

The Phoenix Suns are downright awful to put it nicely and they're on the end of a back to back after playing overtime. Backing the Suns isn't a wise option these days. However, the San Antonio Spurs don't exactly play much defense and are only outscoring teams by two points at home this season. The Spurs have also been so subpar this year that this is the first time they've been a favorite of at least eight points. I wouldn't touch this game at all, but if forced to pick, I want the points. I'm not ready to lay big numbers with the Spurs, regardless of who they're playing. 

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns +12.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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