San Antonio Spurs (2-2) vs. Phoenix Suns (2-2)
On Thursday, November 2nd in an early season showdown between two evenly-matched squads, the San Antonio Spurs will clash against Phoenix Suns in an even contest that should please NBA fans. Both squads currently boast.500 records which makes for an exciting contest and should provide exciting NBA picks given recent form and trends of both squads.
The Spurs have shown their ability to score quickly through 110.8 average points per game in their initial outings, shooting 46.5% field goal percentage while hitting 33.3% of 3-point attempts. On defense, they’ve shown signs of prowess with an average of 9.5 steals and 6 blocks per game – however turnovers average 18.5 per game, which should give pause for thought.
Phoenix Suns average 110.8 points per game but have shown superior shooting efficiency with their 47.4% field goal percentage and 34.3% 3-point shooting accuracy. Rebounding has also been impressive; they average 47.8 boards each game and this indicates their dominance on the boards.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns Game Info
|When:||Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Devin Vassell (SG) vs. Kevin Durant (PF)
Devin Vassell has made significant strides this season as San Antonio’s young shooting guard. Averaging 20 points per game for San Antonio, Vassell has proven his capabilities on offense while defensive statistics such as 1.5 steals per game demonstrate his talents on defense. Unfortunately however, his youth may show in his ball handling skills – with 2 turnovers per game and an assist to turnover ratio of only 1.3 showing there may still be room for growth when it comes to decision-making and overall court vision.
Kevin Durant needs no introduction; the Phoenix Suns power forward is one of the league’s premier talents and his current season statistics only strengthen this. Averaging 27.3 points per game for Phoenix Suns power forward Kevin Durant, Durant boasts unmatched scoring ability; 7 rebounds and 4.8 assists per matchup showcase his versatile game; also, averaged at an astounding 273 turnovers per matchup is proof he can affect many aspects of a matchup and should focus on ball retention issues rather than scorer performance alone – which suggests potential vulnerability despite being such an elite talent like Durant.
As soon as Vassell and Durant step onto the court together, it’s a classic showdown between emerging talent versus established greatness. Vassell’s defensive abilities will be put through rigorous tests against Durant’s scoring firepower; their direct confrontations will provide compelling subplots; with Vassell looking to prove himself against one of the game’s finest, while Durant looks to assert his dominance; both will play vital roles in creating an entertaining narrative of this matchup.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix Suns -263, Total Odds: 225
The Phoenix Suns are heavy favorites in this matchup with a moneyline of -263 and total odds set at 225 points, suggesting bettors would need to increase their betting on them for significant returns owing to their perceived higher chance of victory. Given both teams’ recent form and offensive prowess, bettors must decide if combined score will surpass this threshold or fall short.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
San Antonio has seen recent results that indicate struggle both away from home and against Phoenix that are telling. Their record against them stands at 1-9 and on the road has seen them go 4-16 against them in 20 games; their total going over in six of seven matches suggests this may be an uphill struggle for San Antonio.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
Phoenix’s recent results display an array of results. While four out of the last six games and five out of seven against San Antonio have seen their total go under, six of their seven home games since San Antonio have seen overs. Furthermore, Phoenix have gone 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games against them suggesting potential vulnerability.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns 11/2/23 Betting Picks
Given both teams’ current trends and forms, this contest promises to be closer than anticipated. Phoenix could hold an edge due to their home advantage and Durant being present.
But for those seeking the best live betting opportunities, the over/under market appears irresistible given both teams’ tendencies to engage in high-scoring affairs.
Free Pick and Prediction: Phoenix Suns 116, San Antonio Spurs 110.