San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns - 4/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (40-15) vs San Antonio Spurs (26-28)
Game Info: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:00 pm (PHX Arena)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -9.5 -- Over/Under: 231 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in NBA action at the PHX Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 110.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while Dejounte Murray is averaging 15.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Derrick White is the third double-digit scorer and Keldon Johnson is dishing 1.8 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns look to stay hot after winning 14 of their last 16 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 115 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 25.7 points and 4.5 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 15.8 points and 4.6 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 2.2 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 83.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 17-7 ATS in their last 24 home games. The over is 4-0 in Spurs last 4 overall. The over is 8-2 in Suns last 10 overall. The Spurs are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix.
The San Antonio Spurs are coming off a heartbreaking loss last night and it's the sort of performance that could impact them mentally here. The Phoenix Suns have not only won 14 of their last 16 games, but they're 35-20 against the spread on the season and 20-11 against the spread at home. As I've said many times in the past, you're sitting on a nice pile of cash if you've blindly backed the Suns this season. No reason to stop now.
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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -9.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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