The Suns saw their 18-game winning streak snapped by the Golden State Warriors over the weekend, and are looking to get back on the winning track. They now get that chance against the San Antonio Spurs, who coincidentally beat the Warriors on Sunday. Do the Spurs manage to rattle off two in a row, or will the Suns get things going again?
Catch this game live on December 7, at 10:00 AM, Manila time.
Away: San Antonio Spurs (8-13, 4-7 Away)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Dejounte Murray
- SG: Derrick White
- SF: Doug McDermott
- PF: Keldon Johnson
- C: Jakob Poetl
The San Antonio Spurs aren’t having a great season and are sitting as the West’s 12th seed at the moment. They do have a tough group of players, and Greg Popovich doesn’t really like giving up.
They’ll need more of the same from Derrick White, who had 25 points, 3 rebound and 3 steals against the Warriors. Dejounte Murray had 23 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists in that game, while Lonnie Walker dropped 21 off the bench.
Jakob Poetl probably has the most unenviable task of the night, as he’s going to spend a lot of time trying to body DeAndre Ayton, who is consistently doing damage to other teams in the post.
Unfortunately, they’re coming up against a Suns team that has a chip on their shoulder after getting blown out by 22 last Saturday.
The Spurs are 12-9 ATS overall so far this season and 2-6-1 on the over/under an away underdog.
Home: Phoenix Suns (19-4, 10-2 Home)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Chris Paul
- SG: Landry Shamet
- SF: Mikal Bridges
- PF: Jae Crowder
- C: DeAndre Ayton
The Suns may have lost by 22 to the Warriors, but you have to remember that they played in a hostile arena and were without Devin Booker. It was also the second night of a back-to-back.
Chris Paul is a petty player who likes to play with a chip on his shoulder, so he’s going to be looking to right the ship. Don’t be surprised if he has a big night, especially in the second half.
DeAndre Ayton will be the key man for Phoenix, though, as the Spurs don’t have that many big bodies to throw at him. Ayton continues to increase in skill, and is averaging a double-double of 16.5 PPG and 11.2 RPG. He’s relentless on both ends of the floor and doesn’t give up on offensive rebounds, so he could have a big night on the boards.
The Suns are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite, and 6-4 on the over/under in that span.
Spread: The Suns get back on the winning track, good enough to cover the -7.5.
Over/Under: The Suns and Spurs might make this an ugly one, so the under 217.5 looks good.