Heading into this game, the San Antonio Spurs will face off against the Phoenix Suns in San Antonio on Saturday, January 28 at AT&T Center. Six games weren’t enough to determine who gets to advance to the next round, so these two teams will meet one more time in this winner-take-all. These two will tipoff at 7:00 PM CT, so make sure to place your bets and tune in!
For context surrounding Saturday’s season opener, how have the Spurs and the Suns stacked up against each other in the past?
In their most recent meeting on December 4, 2022, the score was 95-133 in favor of the Suns. In that game, the Spurs had a 43.68% field goal percentage and a 19.35% three pointer percentage, whereas the Suns had a 52.13% field goal percentage and shot 51.35% from the perimenter. Elsewhere on the stat sheet, San Antonio totaled 40 rebounds and 19 assists while Phoenix had 45 boards and 38 assists.
Betting Preview for the Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs NBA Game on January 28 2023
Where: AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas
When: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Absences and Injuries
As far as inactive players go, the Suns are without Devin Booker (Groin), Cameron Payne (Foot), and Landry Shamet (Foot).
Betting on the San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs head into their first match of the season coming off a preseason game where they lost to the current champion Memphis Grizzlies in the face of Demar Derozan’s performance. Derozan, who is questionable for the next game due to an injury, yielded off the bench 28 points (50.0 FG%), nine assists, and one blocks, whereas Dejounte Murray had 21 points (60.0 FG%), six rebounds, nine assists, and two steals. Make sure you read our evaluation of the odds for the first matchup of the regular season further down and consider how the team’s recent form could have an impact.
Absences and Injuries
In terms of injuries, the Spurs have zero injured players ruled out. Josh Richardson (Knee), Jeremy Sochan (Quad), and Romeo Langford (Adductor) are listed as questionable.
Suns vs Spurs | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
Moneyline Pick: San Antonio Spurs (+195) at DraftKings
The Phoenix Suns are considered the favorite. The team has a winning percentage of 33.33% for this month (four wins and eight losses) while the San Antonio Spurs have gotten 20% in the last 10 games (a record of two wins and eight losses).
Over/Under Pick: Under 232.5 Total Points (-115) at BetMGM
It is believed that the total score for the game will be under 232.5.
Spread Pick: Phoenix Suns -6 Points (-110) at DraftKings
The Phoenix Suns will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.
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