The AT&T Center plays host to a matchup between the San Antonio Spurs (14-35) and the Phoenix Suns (25-25) on Saturday. The San Antonio Spurs hold the 14th seed in the Western Conference after winning 14 of their 49 games, while 25 wins in 50 matches leave the Phoenix Suns with the seventh seed in the Western Conference. A run of four straight defeats has recently hit a sorry-looking San Antonio Spurs to leave their campaign hanging in the balance. Can they get back on track at the AT&T Center, or will the Phoenix Suns inflict more misery their way? Let’s check it out in this preview.
San Antonio Spurs VS Phoenix Suns Betting expert picks
San Antonio Spurs VS Phoenix Suns Moneyline
Take the Phoenix Suns to win (1.42) to win on the moneyline.
Backing a home win on the moneyline is a red flag here. The San Antonio Spurs are on a four-match losing streak, going 1-9 SU in their last 10 games. They’ve also dropped four of their five most recent matches at the AT&T Center. The Phoenix Suns, on the other hand, have won their last six road games against the San Antonio Spurs. They are 8-2 in the last 10 matchups of this series, and at odds of -240, are deemed to have a 71% chance of victory.
San Antonio Spurs VS Phoenix Suns Spread
Take the Phoenix Suns -6.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Phoenix Suns open up as the 6.0-point road favorites against the San Antonio Spurs, according to the AZ sportsbooks. The average points margin in their last ten matchups was 13.6 points, with the away team ending up 4-5-1 ATS.
Backing the San Antonio Spurs to cover the spread looks like a red flag here, even on home court. They’ve failed to cover the spread in their last three outings ahead of Saturday’s matchup. That said, the hosts are 7-3 ATS in the past ten home games, going 5-5 ATS in their last 10 overall.
The past five visits to the AT&T Center have gone rather well for the Phoenix Suns, having bagged five wins by an average winning margin of 19.0 points. In their past 10 matches, the Phoenix Suns went 6-4 ATS and also ended up 5-5 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
San Antonio Spurs VS Phoenix Suns Total
Take the Total over 232.5 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
An entertaining game with plenty of points could be on the cards on Tuesday. The San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns have averaged 224.2 points from their past ten matchups after all, as well as 233.8 points in the last five at AT&T Center.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 232.5. This is 8.7 points higher than the combined 223.8-point average the San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns put up in their last five meetings.
The last ten San Antonio Spurs games produced an average total of 243.3 points. Against the total, the San Antonio Spurs have gone over in their past three home games and are 6-2 in the last ten overall.
As for the Phoenix Suns, the average total has been 223.9 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 223.6 points in the last five on the road. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the Phoenix Suns, who are 5-5 against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.
San Antonio Spurs VS Phoenix Suns Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Phoenix Suns (-240) | San Antonio Spurs (+200)
- Against the spread (ATS): Phoenix Suns -6.0 (-110) | San Antonio Spurs +6.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 232.5 (-110) | (-110)
San Antonio Spurs Form
The San Antonio Spurs were dealt a tough blow last week when they lost 138-100 to the LA Clippers. The defeat extended their losing streak to four games, leaving their overall record for the past 10 games at 1-9.
The San Antonio Spurs are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Saturday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 112.6 points per game. Defensively, they continue to struggle, giving up 125.4 points in their last five matches and 122.1 points this year alone.
Chances of reaching even the Play-In Tournament look unlikely for the San Antonio Spurs. Following their failure to advance past the preliminary playoff competition last year, they’ve gone 14-35 this season. That leaves the home team 14th in the Western Conference and fourth in the Southwest Division.
Josh Richardson, Romeo Langford, Devin Vassell, and Jeremy Sochan are all carrying injuries going into the latest San Antonio Spurs game.
Phoenix Suns Form
Despite a 95-99 loss against the Dallas Mavericks last time out, the Phoenix Suns are on a decent run of four wins in the five matches. The overall record from the past 10 games reads 5-5 after their recent setback.
The Phoenix Suns will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 112.6 points per game this season. Defensively, there has been no letup. The visitors boast one of the stingiest defenses in the entire country, allowing just 111.4 points per game for this season and 105.0 points on average across their last five matches.
The Phoenix Suns have a very realistic chance of returning to the playoffs this season. With a 25-25 start and a seventh seed in the Western Conference, all is going according to plan. They also rank fourth in the Pacific Division going into their latest matchup.
The Phoenix Suns have 3 players injured for the upcoming match in Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, Landry Shamet.
San Antonio Spurs VS Phoenix Suns H2H history
The Phoenix Suns bagged a 95-133 win over the San Antonio Spurs in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the AT&T Center in December 2022. Playing the San Antonio Spurs has been a great experience for the Phoenix Suns in recent times with three wins on the bounce. Their total record reads 8-2 in their last ten games against the San Antonio Spurs.
The San Antonio Spurs tallied 108.1 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Phoenix Suns. The latter managed an average of 116.1 points in comparison.