San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns picks, predictions, odds: Who wins NBA game Monday?
The San Antonio Spurs (8-13) and Phoenix Suns (19-4) face off on Monday night at Footprint Center in Phoenix.
The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. MST and can be seen on Bally Sports Arizona and Bally Sports Southwest - San Antonio. Who will win the game?
Check out these odds, picks, and predictions for the contest.
The Suns are a 7.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
The over/under for the game is set at 218.5 points.
Fansided: Suns 100, Spurs 104
Josh Paredes writes: "It can't be understated how much the Suns will miss Devin Booker in this one. Booker has averaged 20.6 points, 4.6 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game in 16 matchups with the Spurs. That said, this is about as complete a team as there is in the league. Phoenix will be motivated after having their 18-game winning streak snapped by the Warriors on Friday, and Chris Paul is never an easy cover. The Spurs are rolling with better shooting, more guys stepping up, and much better defense in this streak. The key will be how well they can contain the Deandre Ayton and Chris Paul pick and roll, which will largely come down to the defense of Jakob Poeltl. My heart tells me the Spurs could pull this one out, but my gut tells me they cover but still come up short to a motivated Suns squad."
ATS.IO: Take the Suns to cover vs. Spurs
It writes: "Last time out, San Antonio took advantage of a tired Golden State Warriors team and got an impressive 112-107 win. San Antonio used a big first quarter, winning 36-21, and were able to hold off the Golden State rally to get the road win. Derrick White, Dejounte Murray, and Lonnie Walker all eclipsed the 20-point mark in this one to lead San Antonio to victory. Golden State shot 44.4% from the field, 33.3% from beyond the arc, and made just 14 of their 21 free throws. Phoenix also played Golden State in their last game and suffered a 118-96 loss, ending their 18-game winning streak. This was a tight game at the half, but Golden State pulled away in the final two quarters to get the comfortable win. Deandre Ayton led the team with 23 points and added six rebounds, two assists, and two blocks. Golden State shot 48.9% from the field, 48.7% from the three-point line, and made nine of their 12 free throws."
Odds Shark: Suns 107.9, Spurs 106
The site picks the Suns to win, but has the Spurs covering in the game. It thinks the total will go under.
Winners and Whiners: Suns will cover vs. Spurs on Monday
It writes: "You have to respect the run the Spurs have gone on in recent outings, but the Suns have won their last 10 consecutive home games. This is when the fairytale comes crashing to a halt smack-dab in the middle of the Footprint Center. Deandre Ayton dominated on the boards and won the battle against Jacob Poeltl in the first meeting in San Antonio. The rematch won’t be any different with the Suns seething after the loss to the Golden State Warriors. I’m expecting Ayton to be extra aggressive on the offensive end of the floor with Devin Booker sidelined as well. He came up big in both games against the Warriors, and that effort will continue here as well against the Spurs. The primary ball general, Chris Paul, is still on the floor so the offense for Phoenix isn’t going to miss a beat. Paul will ensure shooters get quality looks to bury a Spurs team that’s sure to run off a cliff at some point. The free throw shooting is a real problem for San Antonio as well with the team averaging a league-worst 69.8 percent shooting from the line this season. If you miss free buckets against a team like the Suns, they’ll make you pay for it every single time. I’m rolling with Phoenix in this one."
Picks and Parlays: Suns 108, Spurs 101
It writes: "Phoenix G Devin Booker (hamstring) has missed consecutive games and will not suit up for this contest. The Suns have been off since Friday’s loss and that is bad news for the Spurs. Look for Phoenix to win a game that stays under the total."
CBS Sports: Why the Suns can cover vs. Spurs
It writes: "Phoenix is elite on defense, allowing only 1.04 points per possession. The Suns also have a favorable matchup against a struggling Spurs offense, and there is every reason to believe the Suns will be able to generate defensive stops. On the opposite end, Phoenix is also dynamic and effective. The Suns lead the NBA in field-goal percentage, shooting 48.0 percent for the season. Phoenix also ranks in the top five in 3-point shooting (37.0 percent) and assists (26.1 per game), with above-average marks in free- throw creation and free-throw accuracy. The Suns take care of the ball quite well, committing a turnover on 13.4 percent of possessions, and Phoenix is averaging 48.5 points in the paint per game. On the whole, Phoenix is scoring 110.4 points per 100 possessions this season, and that mark places the Suns in the top 10 of the league in offensive efficiency."
Sports Betting Dime: Suns 115.3, Spurs 107.9
The site gives the Suns an 86.5% chance of beating the Spurs based off the odds.
FiveThirtyEight.com: Suns have an 81% chance of winning vs. Spurs
The site gives the Spurs a 19% chance of winning the game in Phoenix on Monday.
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