San Antonio Spurs (2-2) vs. Phoenix Suns (2-2)
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns 11/2/23 – The NBA season is officially underway, with both San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns entering this matchup with even 2-2 records. As they prepare for a showdown at Footprint Center, both squads will look to break above.500 early and establish momentum early. As tonight’s game is scheduled for 10 PM ET, many are already making predictions regarding who could emerge victorious as one of tonight’s NBA top picks.
The Spurs have played four games so far and average 110.8 points per game with a field goal percentage of 46.5% and shooting 33.3% beyond the arc. Defensively, they manage 40.5 rebounds per game as well as 9.5 steals and 6 blocks; making up an impressive average scoring output.
Phoenix Suns average 110.8 points per game with an improved field goal percentage of 47.4% and 3-point shooting percentage of 34.3%, dominating on both boards (47.8 per game) as well as maintaining strong defensive play with 7.5 steals and 6 blocks each game.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns 11/2/23 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 been an instrumental component of the Spurs early games. Over four games played so far, Vassell averaged 20 points per game while playing an impressive 34.8 minutes on court each game. On defense, his contributions included 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game as well as 2 turnovers per game which might present concerns heading into game 5.
Kevin Durant needs no introduction as an outstanding power forward for the Suns. Averaging 27.3 points per game and 7 rebounds and nearly 5 assists per game, Durant has shown remarkable versatility on the court; yet with an average turnover rate of 4.3 turnovers per game he may present ball security concerns.
As soon as Vassell and Durant meet on the court, expect fireworks. Their combined agility will create an exciting showdown; the key will be seeing how Vassell handles Durant’s defensive prowess while trying to exploit Vassell’s vulnerabilities.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix Suns -263, Total Odds: 225
The Phoenix Suns appear to be favorites going into this matchup, evidenced by their -263 moneyline which indicates this. Bettor who bet on them stand a chance of bringing home less than one unit won in profit should they emerge victorious; on the other hand, betting total is set at 225 which suggests an action-packed affair; their spread of -7 indicates they expect victory by more than 7 points; this gives bettors an opportunity to gauge whether either team wins by less than this margin of victory and whether their combined scores exceed or fall under this threshold of 225 set before starting this match-up.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
San Antonio’s recent track record does not inspire much confidence among bettors. They have gone 5-10 ATS over their last 15 games and 4-16 on the road; yet total games played has gone over in six of seven of these matches, providing something of interest for over/under bettors.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
Phoenix’s trends are mixed; their totals have fallen UNDER in four out of their last six games while going OVER six of seven home contests. Their record against San Antonio is admirable but ATS play has been much harder, especially at home against them with only one victory at 1-5 against San Antonio!
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns 11/2/23 Betting Picks
As we head towards this matchup, there’s much to take in. Although the Spurs have had their fair share of difficulties on the road and against Phoenix Suns in particular, one should never underestimate the unpredictable nature of NBA betting trends. Recent betting trends might favor Phoenix; but with young talent like point guard Tayshaun Vassell playing so tenaciously and an obvious ATS advantage when they visit Phoenix this season adds an element of unpredictability; for those seeking sports expert predictions this game could provide some surprises!
On the other side of things, Kevin Durant leads and provides unparalleled skill sets that make the Suns formidable on home court. Although they appear like clear favorites, due to their disruptive potential from Spurs players this could turn into an unexpectedly close game; so punters would do well to be cautious and place their bets with caution as covering spread could prove challenging and an over in total points appears likely given both teams possess formidable offensive arsenals.
Free Pick and Prediction: Phoenix Suns 115, San Antonio Spurs 108.