Spurs vs. Suns Prediction
Are the San Antonio Spurs a bad bet to cover the point spread as a road underdog on Saturday night against the Phoenix Suns? Tip-off is set for 9:00 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: San Antonio. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Spurs are 8.5-point road favorites to beat the Suns, who also opened as 8.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 205 after also hitting the board at that same number.
Who Public Bettors Like: San Antonio. Only 52% of the betting tickets for this game are on the Spurs to cover but nearly 80% of the money is on San Antonio.
Injury Report: Kawhi Leonard is still a couple of games away from returning from the quad injury that has sidelined him all season. Paul Gasol is also out tonight because of rest, while Kyle Anderson (MCL) and Manu Ginobili (rest) will also be held out. Danny Green (groin) is doubtful.
On the other side, Devin Booker is out with a groin injury, Tyson Chandler (personal) and Alex Len (knee) are questionable, while Brandon Knight (knee) is out for the year.
Who We Like: San Antonio. The Spurs have covered the spread in six of their last eight games versus the Suns and are 4-1-1 against the number in their last six games overall. They're also 3-0-1 against the number in their last four games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and have covered in five of their last seven road games versus an opponent with a home winning percentage of less than .400.
On the other side, the Suns are 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, are 1-3-1 against the number in their last five games versus Western Conference opponents and are 3-7-1 at the betting window in their last 11 games playing on only one day of rest.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS -8.5