Written and authored by National Basketball Association Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Friday Night January 9, 2015. At 8:30 PM, EST.
The (22-16) Phoenix Suns of the Western Conference Pacific Division makes the trip from the Twin Cities, where the beat Minnesota to the Alamo City. Phoenix will play the (21-15) San Antonio Spurs of the Western Conference Southwest Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play the AT&T Center on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. This Sports Handicapper believes the Phoenix Suns are in the mix for a playoff spot in the West. San Antonio is playing like a .500 team but will turn it on the second half of the season. The betting line has Phoenix as a five-point road underdog Against The Point Spread, the betting odds total is at 209 for Friday Night’s game.
The 2015 Phoenix Suns are on a four-game win streak, they won their last two in a row back to back on the road. Phoenix beat Minnesota 113-111 on the 7th of January and won at Milwaukee 102-96 on the sixth of January. Phoenix is an up and down team, they love to push the pace and shoot the three ball. Phoenix plays San Antonio; they travel to Memphis for a matchup against the Grizzlies on the 11th, completing the road swing. The betting odds over the total is 7-1 Phoenix last 8 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. Phoenix is 5-2 on NBA ATS Expert Predictions their last seven away from the Grand Canyon State, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under twice. Phoenix is putting together a competitive roster with athletic players at every position. Center Alex Len can get up and down the floor with any center in the league, he also has the length. The Suns have very productive backcourt players, Goran Dragic, and Eric Bledsoe start with Isaiah Thomas and Geral Green coming off the bench. The key to a Phoenix win is to keep pushing the pace, not allowing San Antonio to set their defense. Phoenix is 4-2 Against The Point Spread the last six between the teams.
The 2015 San Antonio Spurs has won two of three straight up, they lost at home 105-104 to a hot Detroit team. San Antonio is without last year’s NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, who’s nursing a hand injury and is set to return later this month. The betting odds over the total is 11-2 San Antonios last thirteen at the AT&T Center. Point guard Tony Parker is back in the lineup but was limited to twelve minutes of playing time. San Antonio is 0-4 ATS their last four after scoring 100 points or more their previous game. The San Antonio Spurs are 5-2 Against The Spread their last seven at home, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under twice. The key to a San Antonio win is to prevent the Suns from pushing the pace. San Antonio should have an advantage in the post with Tim Duncan; his experience will off-set Len. San Antonio is allowing opponents about 98 points per game and scoring a little over 102 points per contest.
Free Pick: San Antonio-5.