Despite taking a four-point lead into the fourth quarter in their last meeting, the Spurs fell apart late to fall 121-107 to Phoenix on January 17th. They hope to play a more complete game to avoid being swept in the season series and losing a sixth straight to them overall. In the history of both franchises, the Suns have never defeated San Antonio more than five consecutive times.
The Spurs are coming off of one of their best wins of the season after defeating the Chicago Bulls 131-122 upon the return of DeMar DeRozan. There were seven Spurs in double figures for the 10th time this season, which leads the NBA. Dejounte Murray paced San Antonio with 29 points, 12 assists, and nine rebounds while Keldon Johnson also had a huge game with 23 points and eight boards.
Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns continued their tear through the NBA, winning their 9th straight game 134-124 over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
San Antonio Spurs vs Phoenix Suns Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBet have the Spurs as 13 point underdogs against the Suns.
Phoenix Suns: -850
San Antonio Spurs: +575
The over/under for the matchup is 228.0. The Spurs are averaging 111.3 points per game while the Suns are averaging 112.8.
San Antonio Spurs vs Suns Prediction
It was good to see the San Antonio Spurs finally have a hot night from beyond the arc against Chicago, but they almost blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter. Making 16 threes is far from the norm for the Spurs and they'll need every bit of that again when they play the best team in basketball.
Unfortunately, a combination of preparing for three games in four nights plus some guys being banged up has loaded up the Spurs' injury report for this one.
It was hard to pick against Phoenix in looking at how balanced their roster is already. With the Spurs being short their three best players in Jakob Poeltl, Dejounte Murray, and Derrick White, this one won't even be fair.
Spurs fans can at least look forward to plenty of minutes from fan favorite Joshua Primo, but this one will probably be over by halftime.
Suns 120, Spurs 102
What channel is the San Antonio Spurs game on?
The game will air on Bally Sports Southwest and Bally Sports Arizona. Tip off is set for 8 pm ET.
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San Antonio Spurs Next Games and Schedule
The Spurs return home for three straight games, beginning with Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.
Feb. 1 vs Warriors
Feb. 3 vs Heat
Feb. 4 vs Rockets