‣ The San Antonio Spurs ended their nine-game losing streak to the Phoenix Suns in their previous matchup.
‣ The Phoenix Suns are favored to win with a 77% chance according to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index.
The San Antonio Spurs will be facing off against the Phoenix Suns tonight in the 2023-24 NBA season. The Suns are currently listed as 8.5-point favorites at home. In their previous matchup, the Spurs ended their nine-game losing streak to the Suns with a close 115-114 win. Keldon Johnson made a game-winning layup with 1.2 seconds left to secure the victory for the Spurs. With Suns guards Bradley Beal and Devin Booker still listed on the injury report, the Spurs have a chance to pull off another upset on the road. However, ESPN’s Basketball Power Index gives the Suns a 77% chance of defeating San Antonio.
In terms of injuries, the San Antonio Spurs have no reported injuries. On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns have SG Bradley Beal listed as out with a back injury, SG Devin Booker listed as questionable with a foot injury, and SG Damion Lee out indefinitely with a knee injury. These injuries could potentially impact the Suns’ performance in tonight’s game.
In terms of betting trends, the San Antonio Spurs are 5-10 against the spread in their last 15 games and 6-12 straight up in their past 18 contests. The point total has also gone over in six of the Spurs’ previous seven games. On the other hand, the Suns are 1-5 against the spread in their last six matchups at home against the Spurs. However, the Suns have been successful in their home Thursday games, winning 16 out of their past 20.
For the projected starting lineups, the San Antonio Spurs will have PG Keldon Johnson, SG Devin Vassell, PF Zach Collins, SF Jeremy Sochan, and C Victor Wembanyama. The Phoenix Suns will have PG Eric Gordon, SG Grayson Allen, PF Kevin Durant, SF Josh Okogie, and C Jusuf Nurkic.
In terms of expert picks, our experts here at Basketball Insiders are predicting that the Phoenix Suns will win, cover the spread, and the point total will go over 226. While the Suns have struggled on their home court against playoff contenders in the past, it would be surprising for them to lose two straight meetings against the Spurs. However, the Spurs’ inconsistency and unpredictability make them a risky bet.
Overall, tonight’s game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns is shaping up to be an exciting matchup. With both teams currently tied at 2-2, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. The Suns are the favorites, but the Spurs have shown that they are capable of pulling off an upset. Be sure to tune in and catch the game on NBA TV or watch the free live stream provided by Jazz Sports.