San Antonio Spurs (34-21) at Phoenix Suns (18-37)
|Date & Time||Wednesday February 7, 2018, 10:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Phoenix Suns +10 -- Over/Under: 206
ESPN, KENS, FSAZ
The San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs need a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 100.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 45 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.4 points and 8.4 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 10.8 points and 8.3 rebounds. Patty Mills is dishing 2.7 assists and Manu Ginobili is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost five of their last eight road games.
The Phoenix Suns could also use a victory after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 104.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.1 points and 4.9 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 19.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. Josh Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Len is grabbing eight rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last six home games.
The Spurs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Spurs are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings, the favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Suns are being outscored by 10.6 points in their last five games and are on the end of a back to back without their best player in Devin Booker. It's hard to make a case for the Suns here, even if they're 10-5 ATS as a double-digit underdog. The Spurs are banged up and not playing consistent ball, but they are 6-1 ATS as a double-digit favorite and have won nine of the last 10 games against the Suns, seven of those games decided by double digits. I have to eat the chalk here....