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Suns vs Spurs Odds, Spread & Predictions (Dec. 4)

Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in NBA Basketball

Dec 3, 2022 · 11:53 PM PST

Devin Booker drives to the hoop
Dec 2, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) dribbles by Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green (4) during the second half at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
  • Phoenix is laying 9.5 points on the road in the Suns vs Spurs odds on Sunday (Dec. 4)
  • Devin Booker is averaging 45.3 points per game over his last three contests
  • The available Suns vs Spurs odds can be found below, along with injury news and predictions

If the San Antonio Spurs (6-17, 3-9 home) hope to have any shot of upsetting the Phoenix Suns (15-7, 3-5 away) on Sunday, they’re going to need to figure out how to slow down Devin Booker. Read on for an analysis of Suns vs Spurs.

The Suns’ superstar has taken his game to a whole level this week and is a big reason why Phoenix is laying so many points on the road in the NBA odds.

Suns vs Spurs Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Phoenix Suns -9.5 (-110) -460 OFF
San Antonio Spurs +9.5 (-110) +360 OFF

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The Suns opened up as a 9.5-point favorite, in a contest without a total as of Saturday night. Tip-off is set for 4 pm ET at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, a building where the Spurs are 3-9 this season.

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Suns vs Spurs Betting Analysis

Booker enters play on Sunday ranked seventh in the league in scoring. However, a few more performances like the ones he had earlier this week, and he’ll soar towards the top of the leaderboard in no time.

Booker has produced point totals of 41, 51, and 44 over his past three games. He’s eclipsed the 40-point barrier four times over the past two weeks and has shot 60% from the field or better in three straight outings. The Suns’ shooting guard currently boasts a very favorable price in the NBA MVP odds, but that tag might not last long.

That’s especially true since his stock is only going to rise after a date with the lowly Spurs. San Antonio ranks last in the NBA in defensive rating, points allowed, and opponent field goal percentage. The Spurs have dropped 10 straight, and another loss on Sunday will break the record for their second-longest skid in franchise history.

Not only is San Antonio atrocious on defense, they’re a bottom-feeder at the other end of the court as well. The Spurs rank 29th in offensive rating, and 23rd in points per game and field goal percentage. To make matters worse, San Antonio is also dealing with major injuries and head coach Greg Popovich remains out following a medical procedure.

NBA Longest Losing Streaks 2022-23

Team Losing Streak Date Range
San Antonio Spurs 10 Nov. 14 – Present
Charlotte Hornets 8 Oct. 31 – Nov. 12
Orlando Magic 7 Nov. 19 – Present
Detroit Pistons 7 Nov. 9 – 20
Houston Rockets 6 Oct. 26 – Nov. 5

Offense should be extremely tough to come by against Phoenix, as the Suns are a top-six defense. They yield the 11th lowest field goal percentage and force the ninth most turnovers.

One area San Antonio actually performs well in is in the paint, but that will be neutralized on Sunday due to injuries. Jakob Poeltl and Jeremey Sochan, the team’s starting center and power forward are both out, as is backup power forward Doug McDermott.

Suns vs Spurs Prediction

That should open the door for a massive game for Phoenix center Deandre Ayton. The former number-one pick has scored at least 28 points in three of his last five games while gobbling up double-digit rebounds in seven of eight contests.

Ayton’s usage, along with Booker’s will be high given the matchup, but also because Chris Paul remains sidelined with a heel problem. The Suns have performed just fine without their starting point guard this season, going 8-4.

Improving upon that record should be child’s play on Sunday for Phoenix, and the Suns are very likely to cover as well. San Antonio is 1-9 against the spread during their 10-game slide, and have failed to cover in eight straight.

Their average margin of defeat over their past eight games is 16.5 points, while they’ve fallen short of beating the spread by an average of 11.4 points per outing during that stretch.

Pick: Phoenix Suns -9.5 (-110)

 

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