Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs Preview and Predictions -01-20-2020
The San Antonio Spurs go to the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, to take on the Phoenix Suns on Monday. The Spurs are coming off of a two-game losing streak, losing to the Miami Heat and the last-place Atlanta Hawks. The Spurs have won five of their last ten games, and two of their previous three games have come down to one-point.
The San Antonio Spurs are 17-23 on the season and are one and a half games out of the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The Spurs are terrible on the road, having a record of 6-13 away from their arena.
The Phoenix Suns are coming off of a two-game winning streak, defeating the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks. The Suns have won four of their last five games, only losing to the Atlanta Hawks in their previous five games.
The Phoenix Suns are 18-24 on the season and are two games back from the eighth seed in the Western Conference, and a half games back from the San Antonio Spurs. The Suns will likely be without Kelly Oubre Jr., which may change the gameplay for the Suns, especially defensively.
San Antonio is 15-24-1 ATS this season
Spurs are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine road games.
Phoenix is 22-19-1 ATS this season
Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as an underdog.
Both teams are efficient on offense but struggle on defense, allowing far too many points each game to be contenders. What’s the San Antonio Spurs are on a bit of a skid right now, while the Phoenix Suns have done relatively well recently. I think the San Antonio Spurs will be able to edge this win out due to having more of a consistent and balanced team, and you know what you are getting out of the team more often than not. There’s always a possibility of a line Walker big game, but it’s never known when Lonnie Walker is going to be playing significant minutes. Final Score Prediction, San Antonio Spurs 117-112.
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association (ABA) teams to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 ABA–NBA merger and are the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship. The franchise has won NBA championships in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014. As of May 2015, the Spurs had the highest winning percentage among active NBA franchises. As of May 2017, the Spurs had the best winning percentage of any franchise in the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada over the previous three decades. From 1999–2000 to 2016–17, the Spurs won 50 games each season, setting a record of 18 consecutive 50-win seasons. In the 2018–19 season, the Spurs matched an NBA record for most consecutive playoff appearances with 22. The team’s recent success has coincided with the tenure of current head coach Gregg Popovich and with the playing careers of Spurs icons David Robinson (1989-2003) and Tim Duncan (1997-2016).