The Spurs have been using stifling defense to come out on top during their four-game winning streak, boasting a 97.7 defensive rating in the victories. In doing so, they've moved back into the top 10 in that category.
Derrick White has been rounding back into form during the streak and scored 25 points in an upset win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Meanwhile, Dejounte Murray continues his bid as a potential All-Star and NBA Most Improved Player by hovering near a triple-double on the season.
The Phoenix Suns have won 19 of their first 23 games and have the second-best rated defense in the league. They'll have to win without their leading scorer, Devin Booker, though, due to an injured hamstring. Still, with Deandre Ayton and Chris Paul anchoring Phoenix and Mikal Bridges having a breakout year, they'll be a tough out for the Spurs.
The Suns have won the previous three meetings, last defeating the Spurs 115-111 on November 22.
San Antonio Spurs vs Phoenix Suns Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBet have the Spurs as 8 point underdogs against the Suns.
Phoenix Suns: -330
San Antonio Spurs: +270
The over/under for the matchup is 218.5. The Spurs are averaging 107.7 points per game while the Suns are averaging 111.6.
San Antonio Spurs vs Suns Prediction
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.
Suns 110 , Spurs 104
What channel is the San Antonio Spurs game on?
Monday's game will air on Bally Sports Southwest and Bally Sports Arizona. Tip off is set for 9 pm ET.
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San Antonio Spurs Next Games and Schedule
The Spurs return home for a date with the Knicks before a two-game series against the Nuggets.
Dec. 7 vs. New York
Dec. 9 vs. Denver
Dec. 11 vs. Denver