Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/22/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 8:30 pm ET, Monday, November 22, 2021
Venue:  AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Where to Watch:  BSSW

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Suns -6, Spurs +6; Over/Under:  219 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Suns -5.5, Spurs +5.5; Over/Under:  219.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Suns -5.5, Spurs +5.5; Over/Under:  219.5 points
 

Season Record

Phoenix Suns:  12-3 (2nd place, Pacific Division)
San Antonio Spurs:  4-11 (3rd place, Southwest Division)
 
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Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Phoenix Suns:  10-0 last 10
San Antonio Spurs:  3-7 last 10
 
 
 

Phoenix Suns Analysis

The Suns are coming into this game with a 12-3 record overall and they are 5-1 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. Their last loss came against the Sacramento Kings and they have gone on an 11 game winning streak since then with wins coming against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New Orleans Pelicans, the Houston Rockets, the Atlanta Hawks, the Kings, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Memphis Grizzlies, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Dallas Mavericks in their last 2 games. They still have a game against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night that needs to be played first with that result pending, so this game will be the 2nd leg of a back-to-back for them on Monday night. In their last game, Mikal Bridges and Devin Booker both led the team in points with 19 while Chris Paul was next on the team with 18 points. Paul led the team in assists in that game with 14 while Deandre Ayton led the team in rebounds with 17. They were 51.8% from the field, 48.3% from 3-point range, and 71.4% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 110.7 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 104.9 PPG against them. The Suns have an ATS record of 8-7 this season and their O/U record is 5-10.
 
 

San Antonio Spurs Analysis

The Spurs are coming into this game with a 4-11 record overall and they are 2-4 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 5 of their last 6 games and are coming into this one on a 4 game losing streak after another loss in their last game. Their last win came against the Sacramento Kings while their 5 losses in that span came against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Dallas Mavericks, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game. Devin Vassell led the team in points in that game off the bench with 18 while Keldon Johnson and Lonnie Walker from the bench were both next on the team with 12 points each. Dejounte Murray and Derrick White both led the team in assists in that game with 4 each while Murray also led the team in rebounds with 8. They were 41.7% from the field, 18.8% from 3-point range, and 73.7% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 107.1 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 109.7 PPG against them. The Spurs have an ATS record of 7-8 this season and their O/U record is 7-7-1.
 
 

 

Suns vs Spurs Prediction

The Suns are coming into this game as a 6 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Suns are on the biggest winning streak in the NBA right now and they are playing very well as their games have not been close. They have been beating their opponents by double digits in their games and their have been playing great defense as well. The Spurs have not been having a good season and they are not going to be the team that stops this hot train. The best bet to place in this game is on the Suns to cover the spread here.
 
Suns Spurs Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Monday, November 22, 2021 (8:30 pm ET start time) is Suns 107 Spurs 94.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Phoenix Suns: 333-301 O/U as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 1062-1014 O/U in all games. 257-253 O/U when the total is 210 to 219.5. 561-519 O/U as a favorite. 180-174 O/U as a road favorite. 523-507 O/U in road games.
San Antonio Spurs: 147-135 O/U as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 275-240 O/U as an underdog. 54-36 O/U as a home underdog. 37-29 O/U as a home underdog of 6 points or less. 
 

Key Injuries

 
Phoenix Suns:  F. Kaminsky (PF) Ques Sun - Knee injury. D. Saric (SF) Out indefinitely - Knee injury.
San Antonio Spurs:  J. Landale (C) Out indefinitely - Illness. Z. Collins (PF) Late Dec - Ankle injury. D. Cacok (PF) Out indefinitely - Personal.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"We were able to sustain for just a little bit longer than them. It allowed for us to have an outburst in that fourth quarter." - Monty Williams on their win against the Mavericks on Friday night.
 
 
"Key to success? Draft Tim Duncan. After that, stay alive." - Gregg Popovich making a joke about the keys to success for his team.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Phoenix Suns
PG     Chris Paul
SG     Devin Booker
SF     Mikal Bridges
PF     Jae Crowder
C     Deandre Ayton
 
San Antonio Spurs
PG     Dejounte Murray
SG     Derrick White
SF     Doug McDermott
PF    Keldon Johnson
C     Jakob Poeltl
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Phoenix Suns
PPG: D. Booker (22.7)
APG: C. Paul (10.7)
Reb/G: D. Ayton (12.2)
 
San Antonio Spurs
PPG: D. Murray (18.1)
APG: D. Murray (7.8)
Reb/G: J. Poeltl (8.8)
 
Coaches:
Phoenix Suns: Monty Williams (3rd season)
San Antonio Spurs: Gregg Popovich (26th season)
 


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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