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Spurs vs Suns Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 1/28/23

Phoenix Suns (25-25) vs. San Antonio Spurs (14-35)
January 28, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Antonio Spurs +6.5; Over/Under: +231.5
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The Phoenix Suns invade the AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night.

The Phoenix Suns had started to turn things around with four wins on the trot, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after falling just short to the Mavericks in a 99-95 loss on Thursday. Cameron Johnson and Chris Paul each scored 22 points, DeAndre Ayton tallied 19 points with 20 rebounds and two blocks while Mikal Bridges chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Suns shot 40 percent from the field and 13 of 32 from the 3-point line as they took it to the Mavericks early on and led by nine points, but they couldn’t build on that lead and were always playing from behind after scoring just 16 points in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have been in poor form as they’ve lost 12 of their last 14 games overall and they will be hoping to snap a four-game skid after getting completely blown out by the Clippers in a 138-100 road loss on Thursday. Keldon Johnson led the team with 19 points on seven of 13 shooting, Isaiah Roby added 14 points off the bench while Keita Bates-Diop chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Spurs shot 45 percent from the field and eight of 24 from the 3-point line as they struggled to contain  the Clippers and were always fighting an uphill battle after allowing 41 points in the first quarter and 78 points in the first half.

Looking at the betting trends, the Suns are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games against a team below .400 and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Spurs are 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games, 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall.

Head to head, the under is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall and the Spurs are 5-1-1 ATS in the last seven meetings in San Antonio.

The Suns are shorthanded again as Dein Booker and Landry Shamet are both still out, while the Spurs are keeping eyes on Romeo Langford, Josh Richardson and Jeremy Sochan who are all questionable. The Suns really started to look good again on their four-game win streak before they got stopped in their tracks by the Mavericks, but they really should be able to take out their frustrations on this slumping Spurs team who have so little to play for.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Phoenix -6.5

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