NBA Betting Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns
Although they are no longer the marquee team in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs remain a popular NBA betting odds commodity. The Spurs boast the best defense in the NBA and that compensates for a serious lack of scoring depth. The Phoenix Suns also have a lack of scoring depth but their defense is downright dreadful. As a result of that combustible combination, the Suns are one of the worst teams in the NBA. Phoenix hosts the Spurs on Wednesday night.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 10:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Betting Online Odds at Betnow:
Spurs -8½ (-110) 208 (-110)
Suns +8½ (-110) 208 (-110)
Spurs vs. Suns TV Coverage: ESPN
The San Antonio Spurs have a record of 34-21 straight up and 28-25-2 against the spread. The Spurs are slumping with just one payout against the spread in their last five games. Over the total has hit in five out of San Antonio’s last seven games. They are in second place in the Southwest Division. On the road the Spurs have paid out in just 11 out of 27 games. San Antonio is coming off back to back home losses. In their last game the Spurs went down to the Utah Jazz 120-111 as six point chalks. In the game prior to that they suffered a 102-91 home loss to the Houston Rockets as 2.5 point dogs. Head coach Gregg Popovich orchestrates the NBA’s top ranked defense. Offensively the Spurs rank a poor 27th in the NBA but they are still a contender vs. the NBA finals betting odds.
The Phoenix Suns are just 18-36 straight up and 26-26-2 against the spread. They have failed to get the cash in four out of their last seven games. The over has hit in three out of the Suns last four games. The Charlotte Hornets clobbered the Suns at Phoenix in their last game 115-110. Defense has been a huge drag for Phoenix with an NBA ranking of 30th. On offense the Suns are a mediocre 17th in the NBA. Devin Booker is the Suns leading scorer with 24.1 points per game but has been out of the lineup with a hip issue. This has been the most dreadful era in the history of the Suns as they will be missing the playoffs for the eighth straight season.
Team vs. Team
San Antonio has had the edge over Phoenix in their head to head online sportsbook series. In the last 13 meetings between the Suns and Spurs, Phoenix has come away with the cash just four times. The under has hit in the last three meetings between the Suns and Spurs. In their last five meetings at Phoenix with the Suns the Spurs have come away with the cash three times. Five out of the last seven meetings between the Spurs and Suns at Phoenix have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
There is nothing that Phoenix has to offer to make them into an appealing pick, but San Antonio is still an NBA finals betting odds contender and they bring the defense, toughness, winning habits and proven value in this series.
Spurs vs. Suns NBA Games Betting Odds Picks
As bad as the Suns are on offense their defense is a disaster. San Antonio is the superior pick.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Sam Antonio Spurs
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Spurs 103, Suns 91