The SAN ANTONIO and the PHOENIX will both be gunning for a victory on 10/31/2018 at 10:35 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS vs PHOENIX SUNS
When: 10:30 PM ET, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
|711||SAN ANTONIO||7 (-110)||219.5 (-110)||-300
TV: 10:35 PM
PREDICTION: PHOENIX , SAN ANTONIO
Oddsmakers currently have the PHOENIX listed as 7 point favorites versus the SAN ANTONIO, while the game’s total is sitting at 219.5.
The San Antonio Spurs are coming together as a revamped team as they enter Wednesday’s road contest against the Phoenix Suns. The Spurs were fractured last season when the Kawhi Leonard drama sabotaged the squad but feel more camaraderie now that Leonard was dealt to the Toronto Raptors.
Star guard DeMar DeRozan was acquired in the Leonard deal and he poured in 34 points as the Spurs gutted out a 113-108 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. “I think we have a bunch of guys that are competitive and have the same goal, that’s to win,” power forward LaMarcus Aldridge told reporters. “I feel like that’s not something hard to ask. I feel like every guy is trying to do what they can to make wins.” Phoenix isn’t finding many victories and has lost five straight after falling 117-110 to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. Star shooting guard Devin Booker (hamstring) is in danger of missing his third straight contest.
TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, CW35 (San Antonio), FS Arizona (Phoenix)
ABOUT THE SPURS (4-2): DeRozan is averaging 28.3 points and eight assists through six games with his new club and he is already operating as the closer in tight fourth-quarter contests. “He’s a really good player and he loves those moments,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters of DeRozan. “He’s not afraid of failure. You know, Michael (Jordan) didn’t make every shot at the end of the game, but there are very, very few people who want to be in that position all the time and (DeRozan’s) one of those people who loves it. It’s good to have that.” Small forward Rudy Gay has posted three consecutive double-doubles for the first time in his career.
ABOUT THE SUNS (1-5): Booker, who is averaging 27.8 points, is listed as doubtful due to the injury he suffered on Oct. 24 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Phoenix is losing by an average of 18.8 points during the five-game skid and has allowed at least 117 points in each contest. No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton has recorded four double-doubles and three 20-point outings in his first six NBA games and is averaging 17.5 points and 10.3 rebounds.
1. The Spurs won all four of last season’s meetings and prevailed in 13 of the past 14 matchups.
2. Aldridge is just 18-of-51 from the field over the past three games.
3. Phoenix PG Isaiah Canaan (ankle) will be a game-time decision after being injured in Sunday’s game.
PREDICTION: Spurs 121, Suns 117