Suns vs. Spurs Prediction
Can the San Antonio Spurs handle covering a lofty spread at home when they welcome the Phoenix Suns to town tonight at 8:30PM ET?
549 Phoenix Suns vs. 550 San Antonio Spurs
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
8:30PM ET – AT&T Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Spurs are the favorite at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -13 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 224.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 78 percent going on the Spurs at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Suns falling apart
The Phoenix Suns have lost eight straight games following a 116-102 loss at the L.A. Lakers on Sunday. They have failed to cover the spread in four straight as well, losing all by at least 14 points. The Suns are now 11-41 on the season, 4-22 on the road, 22-30 against the spread and 28-24 with the under.
Phoenix has really struggled on defense, allowing 115.5 points per game while opponents are shooting 48.2 percent against them. Offensively, the Suns are putting up 105.7 points per game while shooting a league-worst 33.1 percent from the arc. T.J. Warren remains out for the Suns due to an ankle injury while Deandre Ayton is doubtful to return tonight due to an ankle injury as well. Warren and Ayton combined for over 34 points and 14 rebounds per game. Devin Booker is leading the team with 24.5 points and 6.7 assists per contest.
San Antonio has won its last two games following a 132-119 win over the Wizards at home on Sunday. The Spurs have covered the spread in five of their last six games as well. San Antonio is 29-22 on the season, 19-7 at home, 31-19-1 against the spread and 29-21-1 with the over.
The Spurs are putting up 112.3 points per game this season but are one of the best shooting teams in the league. They rank second in field goal percentage (48.3) and first in 3-point percentage (40.9). Defensively, the Spurs are giving up 109.7 points per game while opponents shoot 46.2 percent. DeMar DeRozan will be out tonight due to his knee injury. He has led the team this season with 21.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game. LaMarcus Aldridge is adding 20.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Suns are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven Tuesday games and have failed to cover in four straight conference games.
The Spurs have covered in four straight games against losing teams and they are 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 overall.
DeRozan didn’t play the last two games and the Spurs have still managed double-digit wins over the likes of New Orleans and Washington. The spread is big today, but the Spurs play a Suns team that is bad at full strength, so is likely to be much worse without Warren and Ayton. The Spurs have a defense that should be able to keep Booker from going crazy and they have enough scoring options on offense to help make up for the loss of DeRozan.
NBA Prediction: San Antonio Spurs -13